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Jacob Zuma pictured at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Jacob Zuma pictured at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
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State prosecutor Billy Downer slammed former president Jacob Zuma's private prosecution against him as "just another play in Mr Zuma's Stalingrad tactic".

In papers filed on Tuesday, Downer urges the Pietermaritzburg High Court to "put a stop" to it.

"Mr Zuma's purpose with his Stalingrad tactic is to avoid at all cost to have his day in court, that is, to face the charges against him. The way in which he does so is to launch and prosecute endless challenges of various kinds," Downer states in court papers.

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