Jacob Zuma in the dock

2008-08-04 00:00

A calm and relaxed Jacob Zuma sat in the accused’s dock in the Pietermaritzburg High Court yesterday, head bowed, taking notes, while Judge Chris Nicholson and his assessors heard legal argument around the merits of his application to have his prosecution declared unconstitutional and invalid.

Before the case started, members of the media battled to get their accreditation sorted out and some — whose names appeared the previous night on a list of 20 permitted to enter the courtroom, but who were not there to pick up their accreditation — were enraged to learn that their cards had been given away.

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