Karyn Maughan | Virtual hearing ruling effectively blocks further court action from Jacob Zuma

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Former President Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters outside his house on July 04, 2021 in Nkandla, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw)
Former President Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters outside his house on July 04, 2021 in Nkandla, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw)

The ruling of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg that former president Jacob Zuma's trial will take place in open court, effectively blocks the almost certain court action that he would have embarked upon had Judge Piet Koen insisted on a virtual hearing, writes Karyn Maughan.

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