Zuma continues fight to avoid corruption trial

Former president Jacob Zuma will find out next week whether he gets another chance to avoid standing trial for corruption.

PIETERMARITZBURG - Former president Jacob Zuma will find out next week whether he gets another chance to avoid standing trial for corruption.

Zuma's legal representative argues that a different court could disagree with the judgment of the High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

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The court previously dismissed Zuma's application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

His legal team says he's within his constitutional rights and can appeal all the way to the highest court in the land.  

Zuma's co-accused, French arms company Thales, wants to appeal directly to the Constitution Court instead of the Supreme Court of Appeal. 

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It’s contesting former national director of public prosecutions Shaun Abraham’s decision and powers to reinstate charges against the company.

The prosecution is opposing both Zuma and Thales's applications, saying there's no prospect of success.     

 Judgment will be handed down next week Friday.

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eNCA

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