Former president Jacob Zuma is convinced that he has no chances of a fair trial, adamant that the prosecution has a 'hatred' of him. This comes as the former ANC leader prepares for his upcoming corruption case, submitting an application jam-packed with conspiracy and spice.
With his corruption trial kicking off in May, Jacob Zuma has submitted an application claiming that the defence is out to get him.
The former president insists that Billy Downer, representing the state in the trail, has it out for him and that he would have no hopes of a fair trail.
According to The South African, Downer is accused of glossing over contradictions in the National Prosecuting Authority's case against him, resulting in a violation of Zuma's rights.
Zuma even alleged that Downer had ignored evidence in his determination to convict the politician "at all costs".
In the final affidavit ahead of his court appearance, Zuma condemned the delays in the trial, saying that he had already endured prosecution with his former business partner, Schabir Shaikh.
While Shaikh had been convicted back in 2005, Zuma had escaped unscathed and had gone on to become the president.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Zuma had gone as far as accusing the NPA of having launched a smear-campaign against him.
Nevertheless, Zuma's trial will resume on 20 May, with deliberations taking place for the first four days. The court will decide if the ex-president will face prosecution for an illicit deal with arms company, Thales.
If convicted of corruption, Zuma could spend 15 years in prison for the role he played in the scandal.
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