No prima facie case against Zuma, so drop it

There is no rational or legal basis for the national prosecuting authority to proceed with the corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. The NPA has failed numerous times to prove it has prima facie evidence.

There is no rational or legal basis for the national prosecuting authority to proceed with the corruption charges against Jacob Zuma. The NPA has failed numerous times to prove it has prima facie evidence.

Even Judge Herbert Msimang stated clearly that Zuma suffered social prejudice which "closely resembles punishment that should only be handed to a convicted person". It is regrettable that the NPA turned a blind eye to basic legal practices without care for the procedural and substantive justice enshrined in the bill of rights. To prove a further violation of Zuma's rights, the NPA has now admitted that unconstitutional methods were used to obtain evidence.

It's time to apply for the discharge of the accused, because the state failed to prove there is prima facie evidence linking Zuma to corruption.

It's a trite principle of law that prosecution without sufficient evidence is not winnable in any court of law.

Morgan Phaahla, Ekurhuleni

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