The South African Communist Party (SACP) will "definitely not" be outside the Durban High Court on Friday to support former president Jacob Zuma. Zuma has been charged with fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The charges were initially dropped in 2009 by former acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe. In 2016, the High Court in Pretoria found that dropping the charges was irrational and the judgment was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal in 2017. National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams announced in March that Zuma will have to face the courts after the former president unsuccessfully made representations as to why he should not face the charges. Addressing journalists on Wednesday after visiting the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said the party’s view was "to respect the courts". "We won’t be outside the court this time around," Nzimande said. The SACP had supported Zuma wh...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.