Posts Tagged ‘spy tapes’

DA’s victory shows that we are committed to stopping corruption

April 30, 2016

The North Gauteng High Court has set aside the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to discontinue prosecuting President Jacob Zuma for the 783 charges of fraud, corruption and money-laundering just prior to being elected ANC president.

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This finding by the court is an overwhelming victory for the Rule of Law, and the NPA must now immediately continue with the 783 charges of corruption so that President Zuma can finally have his day in court.

As Mmusi said yesterday:

“Despite it being an absolute outrage that President Zuma has, for almost six years, used taxpayer’s money to bankroll his opposition to the release of the Spy Tapes, he will be held to account as the law and due process demand.

President Zuma must finally come to the realisation that he is not above the law. The NPA must, to regain respect of the people, act expeditiously and continue with the 783 charges of fraud, corruption and money-laundering against Jacob Zuma”

The DA has been fighting for more than 7 years to have the decision not to prosecute Jacob Zuma set aside. This is because we want to ensure that every person, no matter how powerful, is equal before the law.

This case also shows that the DA is committed to stopping corruption. This year South Africans can bring about the change that is needed to stop corruption in their municipality by voting for the DA.

This is the change that will move South Africa forward again.

DA wins “Spy Tapes” case

August 19, 2013

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been ordered by the North Gauteng High Court to hand over the transcripts of the controversial spy tapes  to the DA within five days.

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These tapes form part of of decision by the NPA to drop over 700 charges of fraud and corruption against President Jacob Zuma.

This is a victory for democracy, for accountability and for the Constitution. The DA will now consult with our lawyers at the soonest available opportunity to initiate the substantive review into the decision by the NPA to drop charges against President Zuma.

Despite all the attempts over the last four years by President Zuma’s legal team to delay and deny access to these documents, justice has finally prevailed.

The transcripts and memoranda will pave the way for the DA to ask the court to determine whether the decision to drop the charges was rational and therefore lawful.

South Africa has the right to know if there was a case against President Zuma and if the decision by the NPA to drop the charges was politically motivated. The NPA will now have to answer for this decision.

James Selfe

Chairperson of the DA Federal Executive