D-Day for Zuma to file application for permanent stay of prosecution

Nov 16th, 2018 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 827 Views

Former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team has until the close of business on Friday to submit a court application seeking a permanent stay of prosecution of his corruption charges.

If the application succeeds, Zuma could see his corruption charges reviewed and set aside. The former president is facing 16 charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering, linked to 783 payments that Thales allegedly made to Zuma.

Zuma allegedly accepted a R500 000-a-year bribe to protect it from any investigations linked to SA’s multibillion-rand arms deal.