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DA 'spy tapes' court battle another test for justice system, says expert

The North Gauteng High Court will today hear the next leg of the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s six-year battle over the so-called spy tapes saga.

The DA has argued that the National Prosecution Authority should reinstate fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma and that the reliance on the spy tapes to withdraw charges against the president was unlawful.

EWN's Barry Bateman says the court has heard the timeline of the events in 2007, put context to the charges and summarised the content of a series of secretly recorded telephone conversations between former Scorpions head Leonard McCarthy and several other parties.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Meanwhile, Constitutional law expert Shadrack Gutto says the court battle is an an attempt to test whether the country's laws are being applied with diligence or not.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

If the prosecution proceeds and is successful, the case will also affect other people, not just President Jacob Zuma.

Shadrack Gutto, Constitutional law expert

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