Advocate Wim Trengove has argued against former president Jacob Zuma's application for a permanent stay of prosecution and took the KwaZulu-Natal High Court through the decade-plus of litigation Zuma initiated to delay his prosecution. This is known as a Stalingrad defence. According to Judges Matter: "The key to this strategy is money. Those whose legal fees are being paid for by the state particularly favour this strategy. "Altogether, Zuma racked up a legal bill of between R16 million and R32 million at the expense of the public purse. Zuma and French arms company Thales face charges of fraud, money laundering, corruption and racketeering related to the multibillion-rand arms deal in the late 1990s.
French company Thales could find itself in the dock with the former South African president who faces 16 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering relating to 783 cases during ... Read more »
Stalingrad Brought Us Here - State Argues Against Zuma Stay of Prosecution
News24Wire, 23 May 2019
In 2007, former president Jacob Zuma's long-time lawyer Kemp J Kemp told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban that Zuma's litigation was "more like Stalingrad. It's burning house… Read more »
Conspiracy Theories Aside, the Case Against Mr Zuma Is Very Strong - State
The reason for the decision to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and corruption does not matter, even if it was politically… Read more »
Former president Jacob Zuma (file photo).
I Have Never Been a Spy - State Security Minister
State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba's office finally broke its silence on Wednesday, issuing a late-night statement denying claims made in a weekend newspaper that she had… Read more »
Thales, the Company Which Forever Sullied the Memory of the Wise Sage of Greece
Daily Maverick, 22 May 2019
Arms company Thales, accused of bribing former president Jacob Zuma, argued on Tuesday that the charges against it are invalid and must be set aside. Read more »
Fire and Fury From the Bench As Thales Tries to Create Distance Between Itself and Zuma
News24Wire, 21 May 2019
Arms company Thales has tried to distance itself from former President Jacob Zuma, as both parties seek a permanent stay of prosecution on charges relating to the now-infamous Arms… Read more »
Former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales are facing charges of fraud, money laundering, corruption and racketeering for a series of alleged bribes paid to Zuma ... Read more »
AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 600 news and information items daily from over 150 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.