Ashin Singh: what his papers alleged

2008-09-05 00:00

Ashin Singh filed papers in the high court earlier this week asking to be allowed to intervene in the Zuma/Thint trial as an amicus curiae and lead evidence indicating why he believes Billy Downer SC should be interdicted from prosecuting the case.

Singh alleged his personal experience raises a “reasonable apprehension” that the accused will not get a fair trial if Downer remains on the prosecution team.

Singh alleged that Downer proceeded to prosecute him [Singh] in the past despite knowing the prosecution was “unfounded” and “had not received a lawful instruction to institute a prosecution”.

Singh alleged his prosecution was pursued for malicious reasons and he was prosecuted on the basis of “false allegations and false evidence”.

He states that he was severely prejudiced and felt “sorely aggrieved”.

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