Zuma gives NPA reason to pause

After a day of rumour running riot about the possibility that the prosecuting authority would drop the fraud, corruption and racketeering charges against the president of the African National Congress (ANC) Jacob Zuma, the NPA has let it be known that it has been supplied with additional information by Zuma’s lawyers which has necessitated further investigation, verification and careful consideration.

“The acting national director of public prosecutions held a further meeting at the NPA head office in Pretoria today with senior management and the team responsible for the prosecution of Mr Jacob Zuma in order to consider representations he [Zuma] has submitted to the NPA,” said Tlali
Tlali, the NPA spokesperson.

“The NPA is treating this process with utmost urgency it deserves. We will communicate the outcome of this process of consideration to Mr Zuma’s lawyers as soon as a decision is in place.”

In the meantime the authority wants to urge everyone, including the media, to exercise patience and allow space for this process to be
concluded. — I-Net Bridge

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