Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to use an ongoing funding dispute in the murder prosecution of apartheid-era policemen to make the case for delaying his trial on corruption charges. Attorney Michael Hulley has confirmed that Zuma will ask that the case against him be postponed until there is legal certainty over whether or not he remains entitled to state-funded representation. He warned that the corruption trial could be delayed for years as a result of the looming court battle over whether or not the state will continue to fund his legal fees. Zuma’s lawyers had previously told the Durban High Court that they would file for a review of the decision by National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams to proceed with the case against the former president by mid-May. But Hulley has now said that this review will not happen any time soon because of uncertainty over who exactly will pay for it. Hulley maintained that this meant Zuma would very likely not go on trial in N...

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