Ramaphosa rejects Zuma’s private prosecution bid

Ramaphosa rejects Zuma’s private prosecution bid© Provided by eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected a private prosecution bid by former President Jacob Zuma.

That’s after his foundation released a statement stating that Ramaphosa was being charged as an accessory for breaching provisions of the NPA Act.

It’s in relation to a private prosecution Zuma is currently pursuing against prosecutor Billy Downer and journalist Karyn Maughan.

He accuses them of leaking his medical records but the president says Zuma is abusing legal processes and that he requires a certificate of non-prosecution from the National Prosecuting Authority in order to initiate private prosecution.

Ramaphosa has also responded to assertions that he failed to act in the Downer matter.

The President says he referred the matter to the Justice Minister, who has oversight of the NPA.