President Jacob Zuma File picture: Nic Bothma/EPA
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has a few hours left to make representations to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, on why he should not face corruption charges.
Abrahams had given Zuma until November 30 to make representations.
This request followed Zuma's failed court bid to appeal a ruling made by the North Gauteng High Court in 2016, that found that the NPA's decision to drop corruption charges against Zuma in 2009 was irrational.
The Supreme Court of appeal upheld this decision in October.

Zuma's corruption charges relate to the multi-million-rand arms deal.
The former head of the NPA Mokotedi Mpshe said the motivation to drop the charges was because the decision to prosecute Zuma was politically motivated.

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams File photo: INLSA
But the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that discussions on when the indictment should be served on Zuma would not have affected prosecution.
Zuma can only make fresh arguments and cannot make representations that relate to old arguments.
Abrahams said that he had already contacted the head of the Hawks to ask that all the files relating to the corruption case against Zuma be made available as well as witnesses.
The Hawks said it would be able to compile the list of over a 100 witnesses that had to be called in to testify.
"It was agreed that the investigating officer would require at least 30 days to conduct an initial assessment, prior to reverting to the NPA on the availability of the witnesses and any factor(s) which may or may not impact on the feasibility of the re-enrollment of the matter," NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said.
The DA has submitted its representations to the NDPP after the party was invited to so.

The party insists that since the decision by Mpshe has been found to have been irrational, the charges are in effect and that Zuma should face his day in court.
"In the unlikely event that President Zuma does, in fact, have materially new and relevant submissions to make, these ought to be considered by a court of law, not the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Adv Shaun Abrahams," said the DA in a statement on Thursday.

Political Bureau