Former president Jacob Zuma’s plea explanation goes far further than arguing for state prosecutor Billy Downer’s recusal from his corruption case. Zuma wants to be acquitted altogether if his plea succeeds.

In the plea explanation, Zuma writes: “In the event that [Billy] Downer SC is removed, I am entitled to be acquitted in terms of section 106(4) of the CPA [Criminal Procedure Act] because my trial cannot be conducted fairly in accordance with the constitution under the circumstances.”..

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