Frail president Jacob Zuma’s ideal crew filed his affidavit in increase of its utility for the recusal of teach prosecutor recommend Billy Downer on the eleventh hour.
On Monday the Pietermaritzburg high court turned into as soon as told that the documents would be submitted on Wednesday.
Nationwide Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Sipho Ngwema on Thursday stated the plea document turned into as soon as e-mailed around 11pm on Wednesday.
“We’re discovering out the document and we are going to submit our response in court as anticipated. At face discover it seems to be relish a regurgitation of the old false factors that beget been beforehand rejected by the courts.
“However, the topic is now sub judice, we are going to form out it extensively in court as required,” he stated.
Zuma will beget to display to the court that lead prosecutor Downer, who has spent shut to 15 years attempting to negate him to e-book, is now not entitled to prosecute him.
The topic will be discussed after Zuma’s plea of now not responsible is recorded in court on May maybe maybe additionally honest 26.
Within the previous, Zuma’s defence crew turned into as soon as accused of adopting a “Stalingrad design” by launching court applications to extend the begin of the corruption trial while the teach has always stated it turned into as soon as ready to proceed.
In 2007, Zuma’s then-recommend Kemp J Kemp told the Durban high court: “Now we beget adopted a Stalingrad strategy in response to this prosecution … we are going to wrestle [the state] in every toll road, in every dwelling, and in every room.”
Since then, beneath instruction from Zuma’s prolonged-time attorney Michael Hulley, his defence crew has tried every that you’re going to be ready to accept as true with ideal avenue to prevent him from being prosecuted.
Zuma is accused of receiving an annual bribe of R500,000 from French arms vendor Thales for safety from an investigation into the controversial arms deal.
The alleged bribe turned into as soon as facilitated by Schabir Shaik, who turned into as soon as Zuma’s frail monetary adviser.