Tuesday, 19 November 2019 10:11

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has filed court papers that former president Jacob Zuma has no prospect of convincing an appeal court that political interference in his corruption prosecution violated his rights to a fair trial.

NPA is trying to convince the Pietermaritzburg High Court to dismiss Zuma’s appeal against the dismissal of his application for a permanent stay of his prosecution.

Zuma is facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering linked to the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Last month, a full bench of judges dismissed his application for a permanent stay of prosecution, saying that he had failed to prove that there were no reasonable and probable grounds for his successful prosecution.

Zuma is now trying to appeal that decision and in papers submitted, the NPA said that Zuma has no prospects of succeeding in his bid when the case is heard on Friday.
 
The criminal matter against him is expected to resume in February next year for pre-trial proceedings.