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Showers late. Morning clouds. Mild.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled that president Jacob Zuma has been unsuccessful in his application for permanent stay of prosecution.
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(Euronext Paris: HO) has been notified of the decision by the High Court in
Pietermaritzburg on October 11th 2019 to deny the application for a
permanent stay of prosecution.
Thales notes the decision of the High Court and
is in the process of reviewing the judgment with its legal team after which it
will assess its legal options.
A full bench of the court, comprising of judges Thoba Poyo-Dlwati, Bhekisisa Mnguni and Esther Steyn heard arguments on the matter in May this year.
A barely audible Judge Mnguni read out the orders, with the full judgment to be made available shortly.
The matter is set down for trial from 15 October.
Former President Jacob Zuma will be going on trial for 18 charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
The KwaZulu-Natal high court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday handed down judgement in a stay of prosecution application brought by Zuma and his co-accused, French arms dealer Thales.
Judges Thoba Poyo-Dlwati, Bhekisisa Mnguni and Esther Steyn enter the court room.
Judgement to be handed down.
Advocate Hephzibah Rajah is representing the NPA.
Proceedings should get underway soon.
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Former president Jacob Zuma will know on Friday morning if his application for a permanent stay of prosecution has been successful.
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