Newsflash: SCA rules against Zuma and NPA in spy tapes appeal

Share

President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) are appealing a 2016 High Court judgement.

Zuma wanted the opportunity to make fresh representations before the NPA made a decision to recharge him.

The rand extended gains against the dollar after the Supreme Court's ruling, which was unanimous.

Maryam Nawaz, Captain Safdar appear before court once again
Maryam, who is being groomed as Sharif's political successor, appeared in the court for the first time today. On October 3, Sharif was re-elected as president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Zuma's legal team made a concession during arguments at the SCA when they agreed that the decision to drop the charges was irrational.

Earlier on Friday morning SCA Justice Eric Leach upheld the High Court's decision to withdraw 783 charges of corruption and fraud against Zuma was irrational, saying that the decision to terminate the decision not to prosecute cannot be faulted.

But the NPA indicated that it wanted prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams to have another bite of the cherry and decide afresh if Zuma should be charged.

Samsung predicts record profits for third quarter as memory business booms
His ailing father Lee Kun-hee has been hospitalized since 2014, and is now unable to participate in the company's management. He cemented Samsung Electronics' position in memory chips and expanded the contract chip manufacturing business.

Kemp said that if the SCA finds that Mpshe did not make a rational decision, then someone would have to make a rational decision on that basis.

He said it was hard to understand why the present regime at the NPA believed the decision could be defended.

The opposition Democratic Alliance party had sought in 12 court appearances since 2009 to reactivate the charges over controversial post-apartheid military contracts which have dogged Zuma for much of his time in government. Zuma's counsel Kemp J Kemp SC hinted that their next move would be to approach the NPA to once again consider Zuma's representations.

AT&T Estimates 300K DirecTV Now Adds for Q3
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected AT&T to report adjusted earnings of 76 cents a share in the third quarter. AT&T warned that the drop in traditional video subs will hurt its revenues and margins.

Share