National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams has until today to decide whether to appeal or to proceed with prosecuting Jacob Zuma on 783 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering.
The opposition Democratic Alliance has warned it’ll fight any attempt at shielding the president from having his day in court.
Last month, the High Court in Pretoria ruled the National Prosecuting Authority was wrong seven years ago to drop criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma.
The ruling was a victory for the official opposition, which asked the court to review the decision by Abrhamas’ predecessor to withdraw the charges against Zuma.
The High Court found that Mokotedi Mpshe breached a cardinal legal rule by not continuing with prosecuting with the charges that stem from an arms procurement deal in 1999.
Judge Aubrey Ledwaba found that the decision taken to drop corruption charges against Zuma was irrational.
He further ruled that the matter needed to be reviewed.
The National Prosecuting spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku says they’ve been studying the decision.
Their head Shaun Abrahams will address the nation with the final decision.
Head of the Democratic Alliance Federal Executive, James Selfe says the judgment was a unanimous decision of a full bench. It’s difficult to conceive that those judges would believe that a different court would come to another conclusion.