The Democratic Alliance (DA) confirmed yesterday – after receiving the spy tapes – that it is in the process of launching an inquiry around the corruption case against President Jacob Zuma.
The party leader, Helen Zille said that the party has fought for years to get the tapes. “You are all here to witness this historic day,” said Zille who was accompanies by supporters to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
“The recordings and additional information will assist us to apply for a legal review application to reverse the decision to withdraw the charges against Zuma five year ago.”
“The charges, we believe, were dropped for political reasons to allow Jacob Zuma to run for President in the 2009 elections. The NPA did not have enough evidence to dismiss the charges. The tapes will help up bring more to the table.”