The JG Zuma Foundation has in a statement confirmed that the matter involving former President Jacob Zuma and the Thales Group will be heard in an open court at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday.

The decision to have the matter heard in open court comes after Judge Piet Koen’s ruling against an application by prosecutor advocate Billy Downer who wanted the matter to be held virtually like before.

Zuma who is currently serving his 15 months jail sentence at Estcourt prison for contempt of court will have to travel to the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Zuma’s legal team who wants Downer to be removed from the case had argued they do not believe Zuma will have a fair trial.

Judge Koen has ruled that all parties should come to court instead of the proceedings being heard virtually.

The video below is former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial: