Judgment has been reserved in the so-called spy
tapes case in the High Court in Pretoria.
Earlier, the Democratic Alliance argued that the
secretly recorded conversations between former National Prosecuting Authority head
Bulelani Ngcuka and Scorpions head Leonard Mccarthy should have had very little
impact on the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma.
The party says there were others including then
Justice Minister Bridgett Mabandla who also believed charging Zuma before the
elective conference was too risky.
Former NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe had met with Mabandla
before a final decision to delay charging President Zuma.
The Democratic Alliance told the High Court in
Pretoria that withdrawing charges against President Jacob Zuma damaged the
public image of the National Prosecuting Authority.
The party is disputing argument's by the NPA and
President Zuma's counsel that withdrawing the charges was about showing the
public that political interference would not be tolerated.
The NPA argued on Wednesday that it dropped the
charges to protect the independence of the NPA.
Labels: Judgement reserved in the so-called SPY TAPES