Bloemfontein – The leader of the United Democratic Movement Bantu Holomisa said that he was not surprised by the fact that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has decided to dismiss the appeal by the President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA).
This decision was taken in relation to the corruption charges against the President were reinstated.
Holomisa said “this again is egg on the face for the ANC which manipulated Mpshe”.
Mpshe is a former national director of the South African public prosecutions, who decided not prosecute the president back before he was sworn as a President.
Holomisa went on to say that “it is a crisis for the country because the NPA and the suspect went to the court and asked the court and disgraced the institution by saying they shouldn’t prosecute the President”.
In 2009 just before Jacob Zuma was sworn as a president for the first term 18 charges that were laid against him were withdrawn.
But the Democratic Alliance (DA) want those charges to be reinstated.
The President and the NPA are said to have approached the SCA seeking to appeal the decision that was made by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in 2016.