Judgment day for Jacob Zuma

JOHANNESBURG - Friday is judgment day for former president Jacob Zuma.

A full bench of KwaZulu-Natal High Court judges sitting in Pietermaritzburg will decide whether or not to grant Zuma leave to appeal.

He’s challenging an earlier adverse decision to dismiss his application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

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This relates to the corruption charges against him for the 1990s multi-billion rand arms deal.

His legal team seems to have no faith in the full bench of High Court judges.

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Zuma’s lawyer Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane has described them as hostile.

The State says Zuma’s application for leave to appeal is hopeless and he's using delaying tactics to avoid prosecution.

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eNCA