Former president Jacob Zuma is appearing in court on fraud and corruption charges.
PIETERMARITZBURG - The State says there's no shred of evidence that the decision to prosecute President Jacob Zuma was politically motivated.
Zuma is currently in court on fraud and corruption charges and the state has been arguing why the trial should go ahead.
It comes after Zuma's legal team and his co-accused, French Arms firm Thales, argued for a permanent stay of prosecution.
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But the State says it has a compelling case against the former president.
Zuma told supporters that the state has nothing against him.
He argued the case is just a political ploy.
The matter is being heard in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.