Text of report by influential, privately-owned South African daily Business Day website on 13 February
[Article by Advocate Willem Heath in the "Opinion & Analysis" section: "NPA Must Ask Itself how Zuma Case Will Help SA"]
The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that it will be joining its president, Jacob Zuma, in his application to the Constitutional Court as amicus curiae, and in his representations to the national director of public prosecutions. The basis of the legal approach the ANC has chosen to follow is whether it is in the public interest for Zuma's prosecution to continue.
Public interest is often contrasted with private or individual interest, under the assumption that what is good for society may not be good for a given individual and vice versa. This definition allows …