- The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution stated recently that Jacob Zuma may be acquitted of all charges
- French arms company Thales and Zuma are back in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday, 26 May
- Casac executive secretary Lawson Naidoo stated that the trial might go on for quite a while due to the number of witnesses expected to appear
Former President Jacob Zuma's plea seeking the recusal of Advocate Billy Downer may result in him being acquitted of all charges, according to the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac).
French arms company Thales and the former president are back in the Pietermaritzburg High Court today, 26 May as they face various charges including corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering.
Executive Secretary for Casac Lawson Naidoo believes the trial will be lengthy as there are over 200 witnesses due to testify.
According to SABC News, Naidoo stated that the only issue that is being faced is the application for Downer's recusal due to him lacking a title to prosecute. Naidoo explained that the second plea by Zuma is that of him being not guilty. He added that they expect the former president to file the aforementioned plea; meaning the trial will begin and the evidence would be led.
News24 reported that Zuma's fans and supporters have gathered outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court today, Wednesday 26 May. The report stated that several high profile ANC members were at the court as well.
Names such as Ace Magashule, Zandile Gumede and Mxolisi Kaunda have made their way to the court. Family members of the former president are also at the court.
In other news about Zuma, Briefly News recently reported Duduzile Zuma is sticking to her guns and continues to show support to her incriminated father. The loyal daughter this week took to her Twitter account, confidently flexing what she believes to be her father's very capable legal team.
The snap appears to show several of Zuma's advisors seated on either side of him, including fellow embattled ANC members Ace Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo. The men are definitely not shy about their show of solidarity with the former president.
"@PresJGZuma legal team with the top brass of the @MYANC," Dudu captioned the post.
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