PROSECUTION REJECTS REQUEST FROM FORMER OUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT ZUMA TO STAY PROCEEDINGS

PRETORIA– The head of the National Prosecuting Authority National (NPA), Shaun Abrahams, has refused a request by former South Africa President Jacob Zuma that the State withdrew its charges against him in a corruption case.

Zuma had asked the NPA for a stay of proceedings in all criminal and allied matters, pending the outcome of a legal battle over who should foot his legal bill.

Zuma is expected in court this Friday to face the corruption charges.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku confirmed here Tuesday that Zuma’s request had been denied.

We confirm that the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shaun Abrahams, has written to the legal representatives of the former president advising them that he cannot accede to their requests to stay the proceedings. Any issue relating to the matter will therefore be ventilated in court.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK