The “core question” in the debate about which court President Cyril Ramaphosa should have approached to raise his objections about former president Jacob Zuma’s private criminal prosecution against him was whether the procedure set out in the Criminal Procedure Act was the only route open to him, judge Lebogang Modiba said in the Johannesburg high court on Wednesday. 

Modiba was debating with Ngwako Maenetje, counsel for Ramaphosa, about one of Zuma’s preliminary objections to Ramaphosa’s court case to interdict the prosecution: that the civil court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case and that Ramaphosa should have raised his objections in the criminal court.  ..

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