Despite torrential showers, there was no raining on Jacob Zuma’s parade
He may not have been in court, but there was plenty of drama, including a scuffle involving Dudu Myeni
It wasn’t intentional, but Pietermaritzburg high court judge Piet Koen, in agreeing to postpone former president Jacob Zuma’s arms deal-related corruption trial, gave him an early birthday president.
In reality, Koen said he had little if no discretion in announcing the postponement to next month.
This is because South African law dictates that if an appeal has been lodged against a ruling, that ruling is automatically suspended unless it can be shown, in exceptional circumstances, that the appeal is an abuse of court processes...