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'Even Jacob Zuma has said he can't remember the events for which he is charged'

21 May 2019 1:12 PM
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Karyn Maughan unpacks the proceedings in the former president's court appearance in Pietermaritzburg.

The corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma has seen delay after delay over the years.

As part of the push for the trial to be dismissed, advocate Muzi Sikhakhane told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg that Zuma has been treated with hatred and in an unfair and inhumane manner given the unreasonable delays in bringing the case to trial.

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Tiso Blackstar specialist reporter Karyn Maughan about who is to blame.

READ: Zuma's legal strategy is poor, says Eusebius

The question is not simply about time and what caused the delay. It is about forensic prejudice.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

ALSO READ: Zuma's lawyer quotes profanity to highlight unfair treatment by NPA

If the delay has caused witnesses to die, lose their memory and no longer be available. I mean, even Jacob Zuma himself has said he can't remember the events for which he is charged. So it becomes an issue about forensic prejudice.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

Listen to the full interview below...


21 May 2019 1:12 PM
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Jacob Zuma Case

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