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Prosecutors to finalise Spy Tapes docket within fortnight

The announcement by the NPA came shortly after the ANC announced its decision to recall President Zuma.

Shaun Abrahams
AFP

As President Jacob Zuma is mulling over the African National Congress’ (ANC) request for him to resign, state prosecutors will advise the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) on the way forward in the corruption case against him later this month. 


The team of prosecutors have been studying the evidence and the president's latest representations on the corruption charges  emanating from the decade-old Spy Tapes matter.


Zuma could stand trial on 783 counts of fraud, corruption, racketeering, and money laundering if the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decides to prosecute.


The NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku says the team has been given until 23 February to provide NDPP Shaun Abrahams with the docket.


"He will then, after having received those recommendations, advise on the way forward and will further indicate to the nation the date upon which he will announce his decision."


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But Abrahams will first inform Zuma - as the subject of the case - of his decision on whether he will be prosecuted or not.


Zuma was given until the end of January to make fresh representations to the NPA as to why he should not face the charges.


This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal declared as irrational, the former prosecutions boss Mokotedi Mpshe's decision in 2009 not to pursue the case.

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