Zuma case: Concourt will consider latest appeal

2009-03-13 00:00

The Constitutional Court has agreed to consider Jacob Zuma’s appeal against the January ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in favour of the National Prosecuting Authority, which effectively re-opened the prosecution against him.

The parties have not yet been notified of the date on which the appeal will be argued.

The NPA, however, will hope that it will be heard well before Zuma’s next scheduled appearance in the KZN High Court, Pietermaritzburg, on August 25.

Zuma, with French-based arms deal company Thint and a company director, Pierre Moynot, stands charged with 18 charges of racketeering, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud.

In February, Zuma’s attorney, Michael Hulley, filed a 123-page affidavit in which he urged the Constitutional Court to entertain Zuma’s appeal and submitted that Zuma was unfairly, and — in terms of section 179 (5) (d) of the Constitution, unlawfully — deprived of the opportunity to make representations before Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe decided to prosecute him again in December 2007.

Hulley also submitted that the SCA’s criticisms of Judge Chris Nicholson’s findings last September with regard to allegations of “political meddling” in Zuma’s prosecution were “misplaced”.

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