Zuma files permanent stay of prosecution

DURBAN - Former president Jacob Zuma has applied for a permanent stay of prosecution on corruption charges, advocate Moipone Noko -- the Director of Public Prosecutions in KZN -- has confirmed.

His co-accused, French arms firm Thales, filed a similar application earlier this week.

Zuma wants a final end to the charges against him over the arms deal.

Meanwhile, Christine Guerrier of Thales claims the revived charges against the firm are unlawful.

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The NPA in KwaZulu-Natal says it won't respond to either application just yet.

NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara said both parties had previously mentioned that they will be filing applications for a permanent stay of the prosecution.

"The deadline that was given was actually the 16th [of November] so the ex-president would have until today to file that."

A date for the DPP's response would be determined on 30 November.

Source
eNCA