Zuma case, ap­pli­ca­tion post­poned to next year

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO -

BOTH for­mer pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma’s crim­i­nal case and his ap­pli­ca­tion for the per­ma­nent stay of pros­e­cu­tion have been post­poned to May 20.

Grant­ing the or­der in the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg High Court on Fri­day, Judge Isaac Madondo said Zuma and French arms com­pany Thales’ lawyers should ex­change pa­pers rel­e­vant to their ar­gu­ments be­fore the date. “Nxa­m­alala (Zuma), you are warned to ap­pear in this court on 20 May,” Madondo said.

In an in­ter­view with In­de­pen­dent Me­dia be­fore court pro­ceed­ings, for­mer North West premier Supra Mahumapelo had ex­pressed sup­port for Zuma’s at­tempt to ob­tain a per­ma­nent stay of pros­e­cu­tion, say­ing that it was un­fair to pros­e­cute some­one who had suf­fered while fight­ing for the coun­try’s lib­er­a­tion. Mahumapelo was among only a few tri­par­tite al­liance lead­ers at court. |

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