Jacob Zuma's former legal heavyweights both arrested in Namibia

Jacob Zuma's former legal heavyweights both arrested in Namibia

- Jacob Zuma's former legal eagles have been arrested in Namibia by immigration officers

- Mike Hellens and Dawie Joubert were reportedly working in the country without the needed permits

- The lawyers were representing high profile individuals for their alleged involvement in a quota scandal

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Advocates Mike Hellens and Dawie Joubert have been taken into custody for working without permits in Namibia.

TimesLIVE reports that the paid had been representing six individuals implicated in a fishing quota kickback scandal, including two former ministers of the region.

The lawyers have both represented former president Jacob Zuma in court, while Hellens also defended the politician's son Duduzane.

READ ALSO: Ex-president Jacob Zuma takes Thales legal battle to Supreme Court

Friday saw the two legal eagles landing in a Namibian court to apply for bail in their client's matter, but drama outside the courtroom saw the matter postponed.

New Era reports that both men's passports have since been confiscated and neither could be coaxed into commenting.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma had opted to take his battle to avoid corruption charges to the Supreme Court after the KZN High Court dismissed his appeal application in the Thales debacle.

The trial is expected to resume in February after allowing the politician the opportunity to challenge a previous ruling.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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