ANALYSIS: This is how Zuma has turned out to be his own worst enemy
Fourteen years of judgments may haunt him as he tries to wriggle out of his corruption trial through ConCourt
Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have made it clear that they will fight all the way to the Constitutional Court to block his “unconstitutional” corruption prosecution from going ahead.
But to do so they need to convince the Supreme Court of Appeal and/or the Constitutional Court to hear Zuma’s appeal against the Pietermaritzburg High Court’s unanimous decision to dismiss his permanent stay of prosecution application – and they need to show he has a “reasonable prospect of success” in overturning that decision.
The National Prosecuting Authority has already made it clear it believes Zuma has no such prospect of success, because – as lead Zuma prosecutor Billy Downer has pointed out – a number of courts have already ruled that the various complaints made by Zuma about the case against him and its motives can be addressed during his trial...