Zuma could have treason added to long list of current charges, says law expert

Criminal law expert Professor James Grant has explained the difference between the corruption, racketeering, money laundering and fraud charges facing former president Jacob Zuma.

Last week, prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams gave the green light for Zuma to be prosecuted.

Read: 'There is no basis for government to pay Zuma's legal fees'- Prof James Grant

Grant explains that the current charges against Zuma do not include any criminal activity from the start of his administration or for his role in state capture.

He says Zuma's suspected involvement in state capture could result in treason charges.

Also read: 'The media is causing me stress with their speculations'- Shabir Shaik

These are only charges his facing in respect of conduct he made before he was president.

James Grant, Wits law professor

This has nothing to do with any charges that might arise out of state capture.

James Grant, Wits law professor

The charges arising out of state capture could be far more serious.... Treason must be on the table there.

James Grant, Wits law professor

The onus of proof is beyond reasonable doubt.

James Grant, Wits law professor

Grant explains the legal basis of each charge and how prosecutors could prove intention in court.

Take a listen to his legal insights:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Zuma could have treason added to long list of current charges, says law expert


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