WATCH: Zuma back in court

Former President Jacob Zuma is back in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday.

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JOHANNESBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma is back in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday.

Last month, the court dismissed Zuma's application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

Zuma, however, will not be present in court.

He is facing fraud and corruption charges arising from the multi-billion-rand arms deal with French arms company, Thales.

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Thales also suffered a blow as its application was dismissed with costs.

The company has approached the Constitutional Court to challenge the ruling on the basis that it will not receive a fair trial.

If these applications fail, Zuma and Thales face the prospect of going on trial in 2020.

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