Zuma might take NPA decision on review

Zuma might take NPA decision on review

The announcement comes from the former president's lawyers after the announcement on Friday.

Jacob Zuma resigns as president

Former president Jacob Zuma might take the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) decision to prosecute him on review. 


His lawyer issued a statement saying Shaun Abrahams' rationale as to why the president's representations on why he shouldn't face charges were unsuccessful is unclear. 


"We are giving consideration to the one page and somewhat terse response received from the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) wherein he has advised that the representations made on behalf of Mr Jacob Zuma are unsuccessful," reads a statement by Michael Hulley.


Abrahams said on Friday that Zuma's representations dismissed all the allegations leveled against him.


"Mr Zuma's representations," Abrahams told reporters, "largely relate to allegations of a prosecution characterized by prosecutorial manipulation, impropriety, fair trial abuses, prosecutorial misconduct, deliberate leaking of information to the media, and irrational decision."


State prosecutors want Zuma to answer on 16 charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and racketeering.


He however told Abrahams in his representations that he "lacked the requisite intention to commit any of the crimes listed".


The allegations relate to the so-called arms deal. Zuma's former financial adviser Schabir Shaik has already been convicted on fraud and corruption charges - the case from which the charges against Zuma stem.


Hulley's statement concludes however, while applying to have the decision reviewed was the most likely way forward, a decision will only be taken after the matter is discussed with Zuma.

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