President Jacob Zuma's legal team have appealed to the NPA to allow the president to make representations on why the charges against him should not be reinstated. File picture: Armand Hough/ANA

Johannesburg - The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma's legal team has written to it pleading that he be allowed to make representations before a decision is made on his corruption charges. 
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld the Gauteng High Court judgment that the NPA's decision to drop corruption charges against Zuma was irrational. 
In a statement, the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) office said Zuma's lawyers had asked that it should not serve an indictment against him until representations have been made. 
The NDPP said it is considering Zuma's request and would respond in a few days. 

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It said in anticipation of the outcome of the SCA ruling, NDPP head Shaun Abrahams had already written to the head of Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigations (Hawks/DPCI) requesting information on witness linked to the case.

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"The Acting Head of the DPCI subsequently responded thereto advising the NDPP that there were well over 100 witnesses whose availability could be determined; that the documentary evidence is still available and is in the care and control of the DPCI and that the docket constituted many lever arch files," said NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku.

Political Bureau