Zuma’s Lawyers: High Court Erred In Saying Zuma Must Face Trial

Former President Jacob Zuma / Photo file: Instagram

Former President Jacob Zuma’s application for leave to appeal a decision to reject his permanent stay of prosecution will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday.

Zuma’s lawyers are expected to argue that the Supreme Court of Appeal may reach an alternate resolution.

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The Pietermaritzburg High Court decided a month ago that Zuma must face trial.

Zuma faces charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering related to the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Legal advisors for the former president are expected to argue that the Pietermaritzburg High Court erred when it decided that Zuma neglected to demonstrate his case.

Zuma’s lawyers previously argued that he should not face trial because the NPA had admitted that its conduct in the past had prejudiced him.

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They have asserted that the case has been drawn out and in light of postpones identified with it – alongside earlier political impedance – Zuma has been preferential.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has recently expelled these contentions as not being sufficient.

In any case, his attorneys insist that the Supreme Court of Appeal may oppose this idea.

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