The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says while it notes an apology for the disrespectful tone in former President Jacob Zuma’s appeal notice to the Pietermaritzburg High Court, it insists he must be financially penalized by the court.
Ahead of Friday’s session, Zuma’s attorneys recorded papers in which they lashed out at the high court – saying it neglected to think about the prejudicial of charges against him.
They additionally accused the court of abusing segments of the Criminal Procedure Act.
Zuma’s legal counselors have since apologized genuinely, yet at the same time demand that the court failed when it denied him a changeless remain of the indictment.
The former president faces charges of fraud, corruption, and racketeering linked to the multi-billion-rand arms deal. He allegedly received 783 illegal payments.
His legal advisor, Muzi Sikhakhane, has rehashed contentions to the Pietermaritzburg High Court that Zuma is deceived by his political adversaries through the case, and that he will be preferential if the issue continues.
Sikhakhane insists that the Supreme Court of Appeal may arrive at a different conclusion to the high court.
However, the NPA’s Andrew Breytenbrach says Zuma has no objective or sound explanation not to stand trial.
Breytenbrach has accused the former president of employing delay tactics and says he must pay for insulting the court in his appeal notice.