What the High Court judgement means for Zuma

Attorney and lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Lauren Khon, says it would be very difficult for President Jacob Zuma to get leave to appeal the High Court decision to reinstate corruption charges against him.

The options for President Zuma would be to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal, alternatively the Constitutional Court, or to simply face the music, to face his day in court.

Lauren Khon, attorney and lecturer at UCT

Just on my reading of the law and judgement, I think the likelihood of success (if Zuma and NPA appeal) is not particularly great.

Lauren Khon, attorney and lecturer at UCT

Earlier today, the High Court in Pretoria dismissed the application by Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for leave to appeal the Spy Tapes case.

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