Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Clarification on High Court Judgement Regarding So-called Spy-tape Case
2 May 2016

The views of the SACP and its First Deputy General Secretary, Comrade Jeremy Cronin, have been misrepresented.

Responding to a journalist's question at the COSATU May Day Rally in Durban on Sunday, 1 May 2016 regarding the impact of Friday 29 April High Court judgment in the so-called spy-tape case, Comrade Cronin said that the ball was now squarely in the court of the National Prosecuting Authority. He said that Friday's judgement had not made any finding against President Zuma. Rather, the finding was against the former head of the NPA, advocate Mpshe. Comrade Jeremy Cronin added that this meant that the NPA was confronted with one of two possibilities - either to provide rational reasons for continuing not to proceed with charges against President Zuma, or, alternatively to proceed with the charges. Either way, clear action needs to be taken to remove the cloud that has been hanging over our president and the country.

The SACP reiterates its position - as correctly articulated by Comrade Jeremy Cronin - that justice delayed is justice denied.

Looked at in its entirety the case and the manner in which it was handled constitute a case of justice denied.

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