Thales, charged alongside Zuma wants all charges set aside

JOHANNESBURG - French arms company Thales wants all charges against it set aside.

It's lodged an application with the Kwa-Zulu-Natal High Court in Durban.

Thales was charged alongside former President Jacob Zuma.

The firm is seeking a permanent stay of prosecution and said it had the right to a trial within a reasonable time.

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Thales said criminal charges were withdrawn in 2009 and this was not challenged or set aside by a court so there's no basis to now reinstate charges.

The company said it knows of no transgressions committed by its employees in the 1999 arms deal.

The NPA, however, still feels it has a strong case.


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