Another day, another delay in Zuma, Thales corruption case
Tuesday was a ‘holding date’ for SCA feedback on Zuma’s ‘reconsideration’ application, but it hasn’t materialised
Former president Jacob Zuma will not be present on Tuesday when his arms deal-related corruption case again comes before Pietermaritzburg high court judge Piet Koen.
Tuesday was set as a “holding date” for feedback from the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on whether its president, judge Mandisa Maya, had given thought to Zuma’s “reconsideration” application after two SCA judges previously denied him leave to appeal a ruling by Koen. The order effectively dismissed his bid to have lead prosecutor adv Billy Downer barred from prosecuting him.
Koen, when the matter was last before him in April, excused Zuma, absent because of illness, and the representative of French Arms company Thales from attending...