Hearing puts ‘spy tapes’ in spotlight
THE “spy tapes” came under discussion in the second session of President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority’s application for leave to appeal a high court ruling that the NPA’s discontinuation of charges against Zuma be set aside.
The tapes refer to recorded telephone conversations used by the NPA and Zuma’s legal teams to help attribute an ulterior political motive to a desire by the NPA’s Leonard McCarthy to postpone Zuma’s indictment until after the ANC’s Polokwane conference in 2007.
Zuma and the NPA are asking for leave to appeal the Pretoria High Court judgment last year, which ruled in favour of the DA. – ANA