Decision not to prosecute stands
20 March 2012
The Presidency has noted the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered today, 20 March 2012.
We wish to emphasise that the decision taken by the Acting National Director of Public Prosecution (NDPP) on 6 April 2009, not to prosecute President Jacob Zuma, stands.
The court explicitly states in its opening remarks on the judgement, "This appeal does not concern the merits of a decision taken on 6 April 2009 by the Acting NDPP to discontinue a prosecution ... against Mr Jacob Zuma''.
The appeal related to three narrow technical legal issues.
The full judgement is currently being studied by the President's legal team, to ascertain its implications.
Statement issued by Mac Maharaj, The Presidency, March 20 2012
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