DA to fight spy tape case 'to the end'


FILE: Democratic Alliance logo. The party says it wants the man behind a racial attack on a pizza delivery man in Port Elizabeth to be criminally charged.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance says it won&39;t back down in the so-called spy tapes battle against President Jacob Zuma, despite another legal setback on Friday.

The Johannesburg High Court on Friday granted Zuma leave to appeal an earlier court order to release the tapes to the DA.

"We will fight until the end and are taking the issue to the Supreme Court again," DA spokeswoman Alexandra Leisegang said. 

Leisegang urged South Africans to speak out against public funds being used to finance Zuma&39;s protracted legal bid to keep a lid on the tapes, which were linked to a corruption case against him being dropped. 

"For every single case possibly millions of state funds are being used to delay the inevitable," Leisegang said.



"We are very disappointed at the High Court’s decision to grant the right to appeal since this is just another delay."  

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