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Zuma charges: New team, new strategy?
Having fired his long-time attorney and appointed a new and larger team of lawyers, the next move in Jacob Zuma’s strategy to avoid facing trial for corruption is keenly awaited
Jacob Zuma makes his third appearance in court this week on graft charges, with an entirely new and bigger legal team to fight charges laid more than a decade ago. What the evasive former president’s next move will be in his battle to avoid facing a trial judge is yet to be seen. But Zuma appears to be sticking to his "Stalingrad defence" — deploying every possible legal diversion to stop his prosecution on 16 charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The charges relate to 783 questionable payments connected with the arms deal, which led to the jailing of his former financial adviser, Schabir Shaik. The next reveal of his trial strategy will be in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Friday. At his two most recent appearances in Durban, the former president indicated he would lodge an application for a review of the decision by the national director of public prosecutions to charge him. But by Tuesday no application had been lodged. Earlier this month, it was re...