Court blow for Zuma

2008-07-31 00:00

Yesterday’s ruling in favour of the state by 10 Constitutional Court judges — with one judge giving a dissenting judgment — is expected to provide the prosecution with the firepower it needs for the future criminal prosecution of Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, Pierre Moynot, and French-based arms company, Thint.

Referring to the controversy raised by the complaint that the Cape Town judge president had improperly tried to influence the judgment of the ConCourt, Judge Langa said they were satisfied that these events had “no effect or influence” on the consideration of the ConCourt of the issues and in the judgments given.

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