Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers are fighting to introduce a letter, understood to have been written by former prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams shortly after he decided to reinstate charges against Zuma, as evidence in Zuma’s battle to permanently stop his corruption prosecution.  The state objected to Zuma’s advocate Muzi Sikhakane reading the contents of Abrahams’ letter – in which he allegedly asks the Hawks to conduct further investigations into accusations raised by French arms company Thales’ former lawyer Ajay Sooklal – into the court record.  Wim Trengove, for the state, argued that Zuma’s legal team would need to apply for the letter to be admitted into evidence. The court was adjourned to allow the state and the defense to discuss a possible resolution of the impasse, which could see the Abrahams letter either read out in court or thrown out as inadmissible.  Sooklal, meanwhile, has publicly confirmed that he will be a state witness against Zuma and Thales, shoul...

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