NPA concerned about timing of Zuma charges against Billy Downer

Former President Jacob Zuma has opened a criminal case against state prosecutor Billy Downer for allegedly leaking his medical records. The NPA responded to the allegations. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority has raised concerns about the timing of former president Jacob Zuma's charges against Adv Billy Downer.

The former president has lodged a complaint of prosecutorial misconduct, against the State Prosecutor on Thursday.

He has also laid criminal charges against Downer.

READ: Jacob Zuma lays criminal charges against Billy Downer

Zuma claims Downer breached provisions of the NPA when he leaked medical information to News24 journalist Karyn Maughan.

The NPA says while the law must be allowed to take its course, it has concerns around the context and timing of the accusations ahead of the pending High Court judgment against Zuma.

Former president Jacob Zuma's spokesperson, Mzwanele Manyi addressed the media following the laying of criminal charges against Advocate Billy Downer. Courtesy of #DStv403

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