ZUMA: Court Rules Criminal Charge Records Must Be Released

The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld an attempt by the Democratic Alliance to have criminal records to do with South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s 2009 corruption trial released.

The DA wants a review of the decision to suspend the charges and wants the records that led to that conclusion.

Then acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe has been ordered to hand over the documents in 14 days to the court.

The National Prosecuting Authority has vowed to stand by Mpshe’s decision.

These are interesting times for President Zuma. When the original trial was there, he had Julius Malema saying he would die for him. Now he has systematically booted out his former lieutenant. Who will bark on his behalf now?

Unless the records have been released because they are harmless…