PROSECUTORS TO DECIDE ON ZUMA CHARGES
JOHANNESBURG — National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams has given prosecutors until Friday, February 23 to provide him with their recommendations on whether or not President Jacob Zuma should be prosecuted.
Last month, just hours before his deadline, Zuma submitted his representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on why he should not be prosecuted for the 2009 “Spy Tapes” saga. Zuma’s legal team claimed the tapes proved political interference in the decision to charge him.
NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said the national director will advise on the way forward after the prosecuting team provide their recommendations.
Meanwhile, the DA’s federal executive chair James Selfe yesterday accused the NPA of using delaying tactics by not providing them with Zuma’s representations.
“We have asked for a copy of the representations. We believe that we are entitled to comment on them. Zuma’s legal team has no objection. The NPA is again delaying. We ask — on whose behalf?“
Zuma submitted his representations after the deadline was extended from November 30, 2017 to January 31, 2018.