NPA considers its next move in the Zuma spy tapes matter

The NPA says it’s clear the ConCourt took into consideration Jacob Zuma’s appeal to the SCA.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN.

PRETORIA - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is taking legal advice before deciding on its next step in the so-called spy tape matter involving President Jacob Zuma.

It emerged yesterday, that the Constitutional Court has declined to hear the NPA's application to appeal the high court decision which effectively reinstated fraud and corruption charges against the president.

The spy tapes case relates to the 2009 decision to withdraw the case against Zuma after intercepted phone calls appeared to show a conspiracy against him.

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The High Court in Pretoria ruled in February that the decision was irrational and set it aside.

The NPA's Luvuyo Mafaku says it's clear that the Constitutional Court took into consideration the president's appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

"The NPA is consulting with senior councillors to get a way forward."

The Democratic Alliance's Sam Mgobozi welcomed the decision.

"We see this as a victory and a step in the right direction for Zuma finally having his day in court. We are also hoping that the Supreme Court of Appeal will follow suit and deny the presidency an appeal."

The presidency has noted the development, saying it awaits the SCA's decision.