The criminal prosecution case against President Cyril Ramaphosa has been postponed to later this year, pending a review application set down in the Gauteng High Court.
Ramaphosa’s application to the Gauteng High Court to have Zuma's prosecution attempt stymied has been set down to be heard in May.
Mpofu said that it was important for the private prosecution legal team to present itself before the court on the set date of trial because unlike a case brought by the State, which could be struck off the roll and reinstated, in this instance, their case would be totally scrapped without the possibility of re-enrolling it again.
“The agreement was reached by both parties to hear that matter on May 17 2023,” said Mpofu.
He also explained that they had instructions from Zuma to appeal last Monday’s court ruling by Judge Roland Sutherland, who issued an interdict in Ramaphosa’s favour, preventing him from appearing at the criminal trial on Thursday.
He added: “Pending whatever developments happening, we will have to refer back to this court.”