- The National Prosecuting Authority wants the court to dismiss Jacob Zuma's appeal attempt
- The former president is attempting to obtain a permanent stay of prosecution in the Thales debacle
- However, the NPA insists that his successful appeal would not be 'in the interests of justice'
The National Prosecuting Authority feels that Jacob Zuma has no hope of successfully appealing his bid to obtain a permanent stay in prosecution.
Briefly.co.za reported that the former president had stalled his long-awaited corruption trial in an attempt to convince courts that his prosecution had violated his right to a fair trial.
This announcement had seen Zuma bowing out of a State Capture Inquiry appearance in order to prepare his appeal, but the NPA is convinced that he has 'no prospect' in this regard.
BusinessLIVE reports that the NPA is adamant that the appeal goes against the interests of justice, urging the Pietermaritzburg High Court to dismiss it outright.
The entity reportedly went as far as accusing the politician of using the appeal process in an attempt to delay his trial.
The NPA has slammed the continuation of his 'Stalingrad' defence tactics, using this as a 'compelling reason' to reject the appeal.
Zuma is facing charges of money-laundering and corruption in the arms deal debacle that has stalled over the past 15 years.
The former president's legal team had alleged that Zuma is eager to begin the trial, only to announce they intended to appeal the previous ruling that ordered the trial to commence in the first place.
Zuma has long cried conspiracy, adamant that political sabotage had taken root against him over the years.
The politician, who still enjoys all the benefits afforded to a former statesman, has also claimed that he can no longer afford to finance his legal battles.
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