NPA rejects Zuma’s request on corruption case

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National Prosecuting Authority National (NPA) Head Shaun Abrahams has refused a request by former President Jacob Zuma that the state withdrew his corruption case.

Zuma had asked the NPA for a stay of proceedings in all criminal and allied matters, pending the outcome of a legal battle over who should foot his legal bill.

Zuma is expected in court this Friday on corruption charges.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku confirms that Zuma’s request has been denied.

” We confirm that the national director of public prosecutions advocate Shaun Abrahams has written to the legal representatives of the former president advising them that he cannot accede to their requests to stay the proceedings. Any issue relating to the matter will therefore be ventilated in court.”