Former president Jacob Zuma’s hopes of permanently stopping the corruption case against him were destroyed by the Pietermaritzburg high court on Friday — crushed by the collective weight of the myriad rulings against him in his battle to undermine his prosecution.

It was more than a decade ago that Zuma’s former counsel Kemp J Kemp told the high court in Durban that the then aspirant ANC president was using a “Stalingrad” strategy in his response to the state’s case against him, by fighting the National Prosecuting Authority in “every room, in every street, in every house”.

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