President Jacob Zuma could still approach the Constitutional Court as a last resort should his leave to appeal against his 783 corruption charges prove unsuccessful.
This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling that his lawyers should argue in open court on why the High Court charges shouldn't be reinstated.
If the SCA dismissed President Zuma's application for leave to appeal then he can still go to the Constitutional Court, he is entitled to do so.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter
702's John Robbie spoke to EWN reporter Barry Bateman about the ruling which would be based on the merits of the case.
Listen to the interview below:
The Supreme Court of Appeal wants to hear in detail exactly why they (SCA) should entertain this application. If they are satisfied, then they'll move on to the merits of the application.— Barry Bateman, EWN reporter