Today on 29 April 2016, the Full Bench of the North Gauteng High Court delivered judgement in a matter in which the Applicant asked the court to, amongst others, review, correct and set aside the decision of the Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (Adv Mpshe), taken on the President, in accordance with charges contained in an indictment of 27 December 2007 and also to declare that the decision of the Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions to be inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and invalid.
The court has ordered that the decision taken by the Acting Head of the National Prosecuting Authority on 1 April 2009 to discontinue the prosecution against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed and set aside.
These charges were formally withdrawn by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg during April 2009 and as such there is no pending litigation before court against President Zuma.
As a party to the proceedings, the President has noted the decision of the court and will give consideration to the judgement and its consequences and the remedies available in terms of our law.
By President Jacob Zuma