The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has dismissed with costs an application by former President Jacob Zuma for leave to appeal the High Court judgment, which paved the way for his criminal prosecution.
The High Court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in the case involving the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and Public Protector Busisiswe Mkhwebane.
The Congress of the People (COPE) has challenged the president of the ANC and the country Cyril Ramaphosa to condemn and distance himself from the statement that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule made at the weekend.
ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule has encouraged party members to support former President Jacob Zuma, who faces trial in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on corruption charges linked to the arms deal.
Former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni says the only reason she stopped the signing of a deal with Emirates Airlines was because she was under the impression that some board members were not yet satisfied.