Johannesburg - Former president Jacob Zuma is considering taking the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) decision to prosecute him on review, his lawyer Michael Hulley said on Saturday.
On Friday afternoon, National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams announced that Zuma would go on trial on fraud, racketeering, corruption, and money laundering charges.
All 16 counts in the 2007 indictment, before then acting NDPP Mokotedi Mpshe's decision to drop the charges against Zuma in 2009, would be reinstated. The counts included one of racketeering, two of corruption, one of money laundering, and 12 of fraud.
In a brief statement on Saturday, Hulley said: "We are giving consideration to the one page and somewhat terse response received from the [NDPP] wherein he advised that the representations made on behalf of Mr Jacob Zuma are unsuccessful.
"The rationale for this decision is not clearly apparent from the communication, nor is the basis for the refusal. In the circumstances, the likely course of action would be to take the decision of the NDPP on review. This decision will, however, only be made after careful consideration and consultation with Mr Zuma," Hulley said.