The National Director of Public Prosecutions has announced that he is dropping the charges against ANC President Jacob Zuma. The Democratic Alliance believes that this decision is irrational and illegal.
The Democratic Alliance is therefore filing papers in the Northern Gauteng High Court to take this decision on review.
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Zuma’s lawyers fail to meet court deadline
24 October 2012
We have been advised by our attorneys that President Zuma’s lawyers have failed to file their answering affidavit in the DA’s application to compel the NPA to produce the reduced record of decision in the matter of the discontinuation of the prosecution of Jacob Zuma.
This affidavit was supposed to have been filed by 16:30 today. We have been unable to establish the reason for this failure as President Zuma’s legal representative, Mr Michael Hulley, was not at his office.
The DA views this in a very serious light. Our legal representatives will be following up again first thing tomorrow morning to ascertain the reasons for this failure to comply with the due process of the law.