Jacob Zuma says his rights are being undermined - report
Former President Jacob Zuma has told supporters that the case against him needs to be dismissed, saying his rights have been undermined.
Speaking outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday, Zuma said there is a political conspiracy against him.
This is according to Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela.
Manyathela was at the court hearing where Zuma's lawyers are in a bid to have the former president's corruption case dismissed.
An argument put forward by his lawyers is that Zuma should have been charged alongside his former financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, more than 10 years ago.
The argument was that by leaving out Zuma and charging Shaik on his own was that the NPA was ding is actually trying to test the charges against former president Jacob Zuma.Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane, who was leading evidence on behalf of Zuma, reading experts from the spy tapes of a conversation between [Bulelani] Ngcuka and the then Scorpions head, Leonard McCarthy, saying these people were speaking and discussing when it was the right time to charge former president Zuma, and how former president Thabo Mbeki was their favourite. So they were saying that all of this points to a violation of the NPA ActClement Manyathela, EWN reporter
Manyathela says Sikhakane has argued that because the case has been delayed for more than 10 years, this has prejudiced Zuma and that his name is now synonymous with corruption.
Sikhakane says Zuma is not to blame for the delays in the case and that the National Prosecuting Authority should be held accountable.
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