Perceptions of 'unjust' ConCourt ruling drove July unrest – Zuma lawyers' appeal argument to Maya

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Former president Jacob Zuma in the High Court.
Former president Jacob Zuma in the High Court.
Jerome Delay / POOL / AFP

Former president Jacob Zuma's lawyers have told Appeal Court President Mandisa Maya that the deadly July unrest was partly "traceable" to a "perceived" unjust Constitutional Court ruling – and urged her to reconsider the dismissal of his latest corruption prosecution challenges.

"It is no exaggeration to say that this is a matter of utmost public interest involving a threatened failure of justice and potential loss of confidence in our judiciary by Mr Zuma," Zuma’s attorney Bethuell Thusini stated in a reconsideration application addressed to Maya.

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