State prosecutor Advocate Wim Trengrove says former President Jacob Zuma tried to delay his prosecution at the cost of taxpayers money.
Arguments in former President Jacob Zuma and French multinational company Thales’ application for a permanent stay of prosecution, will resume on Thursday at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
The United Nations congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his election, noting that South Africa is playing a leading role in the work of the UN and in the support of multilateralism.
Prosecutor Andrew Breytenbach has told the Pietermaritzburg High Court that part of the reason for the delay in the corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales, was a request by Zuma’s legal team for documents in the State’s possession.
Legal expert Advocate Makhosazane Mbonane says the Pietermaritzburg High Court will have to satisfy itself that former President Jacob Zuma and his co-accused Thales suffered prejudice while also taking into consideration the interest of justice.