JZ wants an­other chance to ex­plain

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the op­por­tu­nity to make fresh rep­re­sen­ta­tions be­fore the NPA de­cided whether to recharge him.

How­ever, Jus­tice Ma­homed Navsa said those pro­cesses were not for the SCA to de­cide on.

DA fed­eral ex­ec­u­tive chair­man James Selfe said, given the weight of con­ces­sions made by Zuma and the NPA, it was in­evitable that the pres­i­dent would face the corruption charges.

“What we are hop­ing the court will do is go ahead and give some clar­ity to the process that must now take place,” he said.

Selfe said there were “ex­cel­lent grounds” to have Zuma pay for the mat­ter out of his own pocket.

He said court pro­ceed­ings over the past eight years had hit the pub­lic purse, pos­si­bly run­ning to al­most R30-mil­lion.

Jus­tice Eric Leach ques­tioned why Zuma had ap­proached the court if he was ul­ti­mately agree­ing with what the High Court had ruled.

Kemp said he wanted the court to set out the pro­cesses go­ing for­ward.

Judg­ment was re­served.

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