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Zuma hijacking justice system: Zille

By Sapa | Aug 28, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 135 ]

President Jacob Zuma and his "network" have hijacked the judiciary, DA leader Helen Zille said after the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the release of the so-called Zuma "spy tapes" on Thursday.

"We are all equal before the law. None of us is above the law," she told a crowd outside the court in Bloemfontein, which earlier dismissed Zuma's application to prevent their release.

"The court systems are being hijacked by politicians like Zuma and his network... If anybody is suspected of a crime and if there is a case to be made that person must have his day in court whether that person is a president or a pauper."

The crowd, dressed in blue, chanted "Give us the tapes".

The court ruled that within five days, the National Prosecuting Authority must comply with a previous court order, in an application brought by the Democratic Alliance, to release the tapes.

The actual recordings, internal memoranda, reports and minutes of meetings dealing with the contents of the recordings must be provided.

Conversations on the recordings were cited as a reason to drop fraud and corruption charges against Zuma, shortly before he was sworn in as president in 2009.

At the time, acting NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe said they showed there was a political conspiracy against Zuma and so the case could not continue.

The DA applied for access to the tapes and in spite of winning previous court cases could not obtain them.

Zuma's legal team had argued in the latest application that the DA would use them against him for political gain.

COMMENTS [ 135 ]

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Zuma realise the tapes......Zooma will be in comma b4 end of next month

Aug 28, 2014 10:20 | 2 replies


I think you may mean "release" and not "realise. And I also think you mean a "coma" and not a "comma". "Comma" would be rather pointless, lol.

Aug 28, 2014 10:22 | 1 replies


thank you Robin for spellcheck...was in a hurry to be the 1st comenter

Aug 28, 2014 10:25 | 4 replies


Lol Mokwepa.

Aug 28, 2014 10:27 | 1 replies


Zuma is always on news for all the wrong reasons what kind of a President is this , I blame clowns who voted for this man

Aug 28, 2014 11:14 | 0 replies


Mokwepa you beat Robin by being the first person to post comments on this article. You are forgiven :)

Aug 28, 2014 10:32 | 2 replies


Mthi...i bow and arrow sir

Aug 28, 2014 10:34 | 0 replies


That is madala sowetan forever online no logging off

Aug 28, 2014 11:51 | 0 replies


Thats what happens when you try to beat the unbeatable like Robin, it all turns to a mess

Aug 28, 2014 10:35 | 1 replies
Aug 28, 2014 10:43 | 0 replies


Mokwepa - Hehehehehehe.

Aug 28, 2014 11:7 | 0 replies


chester missing said: Just picturing the whole DA gathering around to hear the Spy Tapes and finding out it's just Msholozi singing in the shower

Aug 28, 2014 1:52 | 0 replies


GREAT. Not really interested in what the old bag has to say, but one has to thank her for achieving this.

Aug 28, 2014 10:21 | 1 replies


We need people like zille , Mamimane , Madonsela to bring that man down because the NEC of the ANC failed us as a nation

Aug 28, 2014 11:16 | 1 replies


Agreed, but I'm not interested in the manner in which she often uses really childish rhetoric when politicking. I like what she is doing, though.

Aug 28, 2014 11:43 | 1 replies


We must support her anything against zuma

Aug 28, 2014 11:49 | 1 replies


Sure I will support her in certain actions, but I support NO-ONE indiscriminately. Professional politicians are basically all the same..... will do ANYTHING to garner votes.

Aug 28, 2014 12:8 | 0 replies


What it is tht Zuma n his cronies don't hijack? They have hijacked every sector in SA and the only thing they still can't hijack is the Public Protecter's office but they have had much inroads in the last week or so. When Mantashe opens his mouth, I get worried as it looks like the more he is away from the media he gets bathed in stupidity n the next time he re-surfaces, you hear new low levels of arrogance and stupidity.

Aug 28, 2014 10:26 | 0 replies


" Pay back our money" Pay back our money!! now "Give us the tapes"" Give us the tapes!!

Aug 28, 2014 10:27 | 2 replies



Aug 28, 2014 10:30 | 1 replies


Congrats to the DA

Aug 28, 2014 11:17 | 0 replies
Aug 28, 2014 10:35 | 1 replies


You cant just say Go to hell why? unless usisibhanxa

Aug 28, 2014 11:17 | 0 replies


ZUPTA and his comprador criminal cronies are going dooooooooooooooown. Watch the skintifying pig try the concourt next. Mogoeng is on the reserve bench but he will start warming up soon.

Aug 28, 2014 10:29 | 1 replies


My President was replaced by the clowns of SA for this man , Zuma has always and will always have scandals

Aug 28, 2014 11:30 | 1 replies


he needs to be assassinated

Aug 28, 2014 11:47 | 0 replies


It started even before Zuma - remember Pikoli? Zuma is just not as good at being subtle in his fiddlings.

Our entire judicial system needs a major makeover. It is a cockup of monumental proportions. If we can't trust our legal system, we can't have a working democracy

Aug 28, 2014 10:30 | 1 replies


This man must be replaced by Thabo Mbeki finish Uhlulekile

Aug 28, 2014 11:31 | 0 replies


Zuma does not owe any explanations these fuckin white settlers,they must go back to Holland cause they are not Africans but killers.

Aug 28, 2014 10:34 | 6 replies


Killers like the ANC who massacred innocent miners in Marikana?

Aug 28, 2014 10:37 | 1 replies


Bulalibhulu300years xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx What about us moron we must also go to europe because we want those spy tapes and our money , Your so called President is going down watch this space Rha asizo qhelwa yile ndzule

Aug 28, 2014 11:33 | 0 replies


Zuma owes us the truth, you can defend him but truth is, Zuma is a big LIAR

Aug 28, 2014 10:37 | 0 replies


Holland plays pretty good soccer. You should get a few VanderMerwes into Bafana if you want to improve your ratings. Me I dont care as long as the Bokke are doing OK. But anyway I do n't think babigall is a killer whitey just a smart chick who knows a good line when she sees one.

Aug 28, 2014 10:40 | 2 replies



Aug 28, 2014 10:46 | 0 replies


We have never won anything under that man because the coutry is cursed . We used to be world champions in rugby

Aug 28, 2014 11:35 | 0 replies



Aug 28, 2014 10:44 | 1 replies


True Robs , We are cursed for replacing Mbeki with this womaniser and rapist , , In sport we have broken all the bad records , We are the first host nation to be eliminated in the first round of the soccer world cup, We are the first host nation to be eliminated in first round of Chan tournament , We even failed to defend our cup in Rugby wich we won under Mandel and Mbeki Indeed we are cursed as a nation to have than nkandla warrior as our president

Aug 28, 2014 12:1 | 0 replies


Bulali, you funny man. In this case it is a German settler who is fighting the cause of the poor people. You know, those people who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of our tax money that is being chowed by the corrupt JZ and his cronies ? This case could lead to the reinstatement of the corruption case against Zuma, and rid us of this parasite. Thank her, my friend.

Aug 28, 2014 10:50 | 1 replies


"Fighting for the cause of the poor people " yet she doesnt want to talk AA, BEEs, Land Reform geeeese some black people are dangerous with their ignorance we are on the edge of being sold to aprtheid architectures

Aug 28, 2014 11:39 | 0 replies


Bulalibhulu300years - Hehehehe, look at this fine specimen of an ANC supporter we have here. White Africans are here to stay dude. Rather move to Zimbabwe if you cant deal.

Aug 28, 2014 11:8 | 0 replies


Give us the tapes, Give us the tapes, Give us the tapes

Aug 28, 2014 10:35 | 0 replies


Thank Goodness, with generations off and the Oscar trial almost down to the end credits we have something new to watch. And its free because I do the right thing and NOT PAY MY LAAAISINCE

Aug 28, 2014 10:35 | 0 replies


Well done to GodZille! Between the PP, DA and EFF, Zuma must have no time to rest. The DA and the EFF must chant in unison next time Zuma is in Parly: Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes! Hand-over the spy tapes!

Aug 28, 2014 10:36 | 1 replies
Aug 28, 2014 11:38 | 0 replies


He's got a double troublo! ##Singing in N!gerian accent##

Aug 28, 2014 10:44 | 1 replies


And in this case Two heads are definitely NOT better than one. ONE HEAD GOOD TWO HEADS BAD - ONE HEAD GOOD TWO HEADS BAD

Aug 28, 2014 10:48 | 1 replies


quit while you are a head?

Aug 28, 2014 11:51 | 2 replies


LOL. You are on a roll!

Aug 28, 2014 12:37 | 0 replies


being clever today..

Aug 28, 2014 2:11 | 0 replies