Zuma Stalingrad Defence to Cost South Africans More Time, Money?

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.


Former president Jacob Zuma (file photo).


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