AS IT HAPPENED | Jacob Zuma stay of prosecution application dismissed

2019-10-11 09:20

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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Former president Jacob Zuma is seen during his tes

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11 Oct 11:24

Thales statement:

Thales (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.

11 Oct 10:05
Zuma's spokesperson said he was meeting with his attorneys, but no comment at this stage.

11 Oct 09:48
Here is the order

11 Oct 09:46
The charges against Zuma, 16 in total, date back to 2005 and surround 783 payments, totalling just over R4m Zuma received from his then financial advisor Schabir Shaik and his Nkobi group of companies between 1996 and 2005.

11 Oct 09:45

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.

11 Oct 09:45

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.

11 Oct 09:39
Stay of prosecution application dismissed with costs.

11 Oct 09:38
Application by Thales to strike out portions of answering affidavit of NPA's Billy Downer is dismissed.

11 Oct 09:37
NPA application for striking out parts of Zuma's affidavit is granted.

11 Oct 09:37
Judge Mnguni is only reading the order now.

11 Oct 09:36

Judges Thoba Poyo-Dlwati, Bhekisisa Mnguni and Esther Steyn enter the court room.

Judgement to be handed down.

11 Oct 09:33

Advocate Hephzibah Rajah is representing the NPA.

Proceedings should get underway soon.

11 Oct 09:22
Just an hour before the Pietermaritzburg High Court is to open, there is little activity.

11 Oct 09:22
The court is expected to hand down judgement in the stay of prosecution application brought by former President Jacob Zuma and French arms dealer Thales.

11 Oct 09:21

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11 Oct 09:21
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11 Oct 09:21
A small police presence is visible outside the court house, with traffic officers manning the street.

11 Oct 09:21

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11 Oct 09:21
Andile Mngxitama, BLF leader, has arrived at court.

11 Oct 09:21
Inside the court house, some Presidential Protection Unit members can be seen keeping a close eye on the X-ray scanner at the main entrance.

11 Oct 09:21

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