Pretoria - The High Court in Pretoria on Friday granted a go-ahead for a review of the decision to drop 783 charges against President Jacob Zuma on the spy tapes saga.
A full bench of judges, led by Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba, with Judge Cynthia Pretorius and Judge Billy Mothle, delivered judgment in the application by the Democratic Alliance for review of the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision seven years ago to drop the charges against Zuma.
Ledwaba read the full judgment on record because of the public interest in the matter.
"The decision... to discontinue the charges against Mr Zuma is irrational and should be reviewed," Ledwaba said.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane and federal executive chairman James Selfe were in court on Friday.