President Jacob Zuma has conceded that the 2009 decision to have corruption charges against him dropped was irrational, saying he wants the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to make a rational one. In an 11th-hour concession on Thursday, Kemp J Kemp representing Zuma told the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein that his client had conceded to this, but wanted the opportunity to make fresh representations before the NPA decided to recharge him. This would put the decision on whether Zuma ultimately faces 783 counts of corruption, racketeering, money laundering and fraud in the hands of National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams. But Judge Mahomed Navsa said those processes were not for the SCA to decide on. Abrahams and the NPA have been accused of protecting Zuma. For the past decade, the NPA has been seen to be politically captured. It has also been accused of bias and selective prosecution. The decision to drop the charges against Zuma was taken in April ...

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