Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / All News RSS ← Back
Eric Leach|Jacob Zuma|Corruption

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by


Article Enquiry

Supreme court dismisses Zuma’s ‘spy tapes’ appeal

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Embed Video

Supreme court dismisses Zuma’s ‘spy tapes’ appeal

Photo by Duane Daws
President Jacob Zuma

13th October 2017

By: African News Agency


Font size: -+

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday dismissed with costs the appeal by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the spy tapes saga.

SCA Justice Eric Leach upheld the High Court’s view that the decision to withdraw 783 charges of corruption and fraud against Zuma was irrational.


Justice Leach, who only took eight minutes to hand down his ruling, said that the manner in which the case was conducted on behalf of the NPA was inexcusable.

It’s now probably clear that the NPA should immediately reinstate charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering and corruption against Zuma.


Zuma and the NPA asked for leave to appeal a judgment of the Gauteng North High Court last year, which ruled in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA), setting aside the 2009 decision by the NPA’s former Director of Public Prosecution Mokotedi Mpshe to discontinue the corruption case against Zuma, on the basis of irrationality.

Justice Leach also ruled that the NPA and Zuma must pay the costs of DA counsels.


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close