Jacob Zuma’s Corruption Case back In Court
Written by Mfundo on 1 August, 2022
By: Bright Ntuli
The corruption trial of former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales is back in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
The case was remanded last month after Zuma filed an application to the Constitutional Court to appeal the dismissal of a special plea.
The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the plea to remove prosecutor advocate Billy Downer from the case.
The former president has argued that Downer lacks independence and impartiality and that the impending trial has already been tainted by political and unlawful meddling.