Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED
Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED

Former president Jacob Zuma will be going into battle to avoid spending about a quarter of a century behind bars for alleged corruption without two of his leading legal counsel.

Business Day has established that neither senior advocate Mike Hellens nor advocate Dawie Joubert will continue acting for Zuma in his battle with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). He is seeking a permanent stay of prosecution to avoid corruption charges linked to the arms deal of the 1990s.

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