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Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
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News24 specialist legal journalist Karyn Maughan has filed an urgent application in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, asking the court to set aside a private prosecution brought against her by former president Jacob Zuma.

The summons issued against her by Zuma's legal team is a gross abuse of court processes and, therefore, should be set aside, Maughan argues.

Zuma launched a private prosecution against Maughan and State advocate Billy Downer. He apparently deposited R90 000 with the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court as security for the defence.

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