The John Maytham Show

Illness and criminal trials - can JZ be tried in absentia?


Court has issued an arrest warrant for the former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges on the grounds of needing medical treatment. Where does the law stand in terms of illness and criminal trials?

Can Jacob Zuma be tried in absentia? Might someone be appointed by the court to asses Zuma's fitness to stand trial?

We pose these questions to Criminal Law Expert James Grant.

Her Blues Trio in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Durbanville

Her Blues Trio in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Durbanville

21 February 2020 5:59 PM

Judge President Dennis Davis delivers inaugural Social Justice Lecture at Stellenbosch University

Judge President Dennis Davis delivers inaugural Social Justice Lecture at Stellenbosch University

21 February 2020 5:32 PM

Pangaker was a convicted criminal with an outstanding warrant of arrest - how & why was he granted bail?

Pangaker was a convicted criminal with an outstanding warrant of arrest - how & why was he granted bail?

21 February 2020 5:19 PM

Putting on a size 11 ballet shoe, and starting with ballet - at the age of 42 -

Putting on a size 11 ballet shoe, and starting with ballet - at the age of 42 -

21 February 2020 5:04 PM

Books with John Maytham

Books with John Maytham

21 February 2020 4:33 PM

Who will be held accountable for the death of #TazneVanWyk - DCS responds

Who will be held accountable for the death of #TazneVanWyk - DCS responds

21 February 2020 4:22 PM

What is the problem with the lifts at Disa Towers?

What is the problem with the lifts at Disa Towers?

21 February 2020 3:35 PM

The 10 year wine report

The 10 year wine report

20 February 2020 5:59 PM

Stormers against the Jaguares on Saturday

Stormers against the Jaguares on Saturday

20 February 2020 5:32 PM

SONA debate 2020: Cyril replies.

SONA debate 2020: Cyril replies.

20 February 2020 5:17 PM