Former president Jacob Zuma’s bid to appeal against last week's court ruling allowing his corruption trial to go ahead is doomed to fail, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Zuma is facing corruption charges relating to alleged bribes of R500,000 a year from French arms company Thales in exchange for his political protection from any investigation of SA’s 1990s deal to buy European military equipment...

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