The Jacob Zuma Foundation has announced that the former president will lay criminal charges against State advocate Billy Downer for allegedly leaking affidavits containing information about his health.
The charges will be laid on Thursday, according to foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi.
In a tweet on Wednesday, the foundation said: "As indicated in court on 22/09/21 H.E Prez (sic) Zuma will be laying criminal charges against adv Billy Downer for his admitted conduct which is in breach of Section 41 (6) read with [Section] 41 (7) of the NPA Act."
The foundation invited the media to a briefing outside the Pietermaritzburg SAPS on Thursday at 13:00.
As indicated in court on 22/09/21, H.E Prez Zuma will be laying criminal charges against Adv Billy Downer SC for his admitted conduct which is in breach of sections 41(6) read with 41(7) of the NPA Act.The media is invited to a briefing outside SAPS in PMB on 21/10/21 at 13h00. pic.twitter.com/cn5FSw7KIf— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) October 20, 2021
During Zuma's court case last month, his advocate, Dali Mpofu, SC, said:
Mpofu said it amounted to "criminal activity", and added that Zuma wanted to lodge a complaint of prosecutorial misconduct against Downer with Judge Piet Koen, who is deciding his application for a special plea.
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