State vs Thales: Judgment on Friday will determine future of Zuma's corruption prosecution

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Former President Jacob Zuma and Christine Guerrier of the arms company Thales in High court in Durban. Photo: Felix Dlangamandla
Former President Jacob Zuma and Christine Guerrier of the arms company Thales in High court in Durban. Photo: Felix Dlangamandla

In a decision that will determine the future of former president Jacob Zuma's corruption prosecution, the Pietermaritzburg High Court will on Friday rule on a challenge French arms company Thales - Zuma's co-accused - to the State’s racketeering charge against it.

The case brought by Thales, which is being represented by Oscar Pistorius's former defence advocate Barry Roux, represents the only barrier standing in the way of Zuma's long-awaited trial actually proceeding.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When and why would you have your or your partner's sperm count checked?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
That's an unnecessary procedure
17% - 691 votes
As soon as we decide to start a family
7% - 299 votes
Only if we're struggling to conceive
76% - 3187 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
13.77
+0.1%
Rand - Pound
19.43
-0.2%
Rand - Euro
16.68
+0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.61
-0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.1%
Gold
1,855.02
-0.2%
Silver
27.71
+0.2%
Palladium
2,770.72
+0.4%
Platinum
1,151.71
-0.3%
Brent Crude
73.99
+1.6%
Top 40
61,062
0.0%
All Share
67,311
0.0%
Resource 10
64,119
0.0%
Industrial 25
88,248
0.0%
Financial 15
13,596
0.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo