SCA orders Zuma's lawyers to argue leave to appeal corruption charges

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has not made a decision if there are grounds for President Jacob Zuma's appeal to be heard or not.

EWN's Barry Bateman reports that the SCA instead has ordered President Jacob Zuma's lawyers to present oral arguments for leave to appeal the reinstatement of his 783 corruption charges before the full bench of judges.

They have given three months for the parties to submit all the papers.

Barry Bateman, EWN

Constitutional law expert Professor Pierre de Vos says it is unusual for the SCA to ask for oral arguments.

The Constitutional Court does this more often...SCA usually decides after reading the papers.

Prof. Pierre de Vos, Constitutional law expert

They also said in their note that the lawyers must be prepared to argue the merits of the case.

Prof. Pierre de Vos, Constitutional law expert

He says if there is no possibility of success based on the merits argued then SCA will not grant leave to appeal.

The court will also write a judgement why leave to appeal was or was not granted.

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