[LISTEN] 'Zuma has assets therefore he doesn't qualify for legal aid'

The National Director of Public Prosecutions turned down former President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers request to withdraw his corruption matter pending the resolution of issues around legal fees.

Director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights Phephelaphi Dube says Zuma can try and challenge the decision, but says it would not be a wise move.

Legally speaking he is very much at the end of the road and there is a sense of tiredness from the various courts.

Phephelaphi Dube, Director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights

READ: Former President Jacob Zuma to have his day in court on Friday

We need to consider the fact that this is a man who has assets. Nkandla is probably one of the most famous of his assets, so in that sense he would obviously not qualify for legal aid in terms of the rules.

Phephelaphi Dube, Director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights

ALSO READ: Shaun Abrahams gives Jacob Zuma cold shoulder on stay of prosecution request

This ruling does affirm the principle of equality that there should really be no special dispensation that is given to certain individuals and like the rest of us, he needs to come up and play his part.

Phephelaphi Dube, Director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights

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