Jacob Zuma has lambasted the National Prosecuting Authority, claiming they have been completely obsessed with prosecuting him. This comes as the former president moves to have corruption charges against him permanently stopped.
Former president Jacob Zuma has condemned the National Prosecuting Authority for what he feels constitutes as 'personal and political prejudice'.
According to Times Select, Msholozi claims that no other individual has suffered at the hands of the NPA as much as he has 'since the advent of constitutional and democratic South Africa'.
The former leader has detailed this relationship with the NPA in a recent affidavit forming part of his High Court attempt to have corruption prosecution against him permanently put to bed.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the 300-page affidavit detailed how the NPA had failed to submit any concrete evidence against him, accusing them of pursuing him in a politically motivated manhunt:
“If there was ever a case in post-apartheid South Africa with the most grotesque violation of the rights of an accused, my prosecution is such a case,”
According to The Citizen, the trial is set to take place over three days from May 20 and is linked to the R60 billion arms deal from 1999.
It is alleged that Thales, a multinational arms firm, bribed the former president. Schabir Shaik, former financial adviser to Zuma, allegedly facilitated the deal. Thales secured a R2.6 billion contract to supply combat systems for the navy.
Zuma is accused of receiving half a million every year in exchange for 'political cover'.
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