Brazil’s Supreme Court early has rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s bid to appeal a corruption conviction in a vote will most likely end his political career.
Brazil's most popular politician was convicted of corruption last year and may begin serving his 12-year sentence for accepting bribes within the next week.
The pivotal vote was cast by Justice Rosa Weber against Lula’s request to avoid jail.
Aubrey Masango spoke to Professor Lyal White, Director at Johannesburg Business School about the relevance of the case.
When Jacob Zuma came into office some 10 years ago, many people spoke about Zuma having his Lula moment, it seems that Lula moment has come around in more ways than one.— Professor Lyal White, Director at Johannesburg Business School
It is quite an elaborate corruption scandal and has gone down in history as the largest corruption scandal globally in world history,— Professor Lyal White, Director at Johannesburg Business School
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This article first appeared on 702 : Zuma is having his Lula moment - Professor Lyal White