Politics & Current Affairs South Africa

Zuma’s lawyers to appeal urgent interdict granted in favour of Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Johannesburg High Court has heard how lawyers for former President Jacob Zuma plan on appealing this week’s ruling in favour of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma appeared in the high court in his private prosecution matter against Ramaphosa.

This is despite Monday’s ruling that interdicted Zuma from continuing with his private prosecution, pending the outcome of a review application. Ramaphosa’s legal team proved urgency which resulted in a full bench, led by Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland, granting the president an urgent interdict earlier this week.

This meant Ramaphosa did not have to appear in court today. Zuma is privately prosecuting Ramaphosa for allegedly being an accessory after the fact in his case against State prosecutor Billy Downer, and journalist Karyn Maughan.

Ramaphosa is accused of not taking action against Downer and Maughan leaking Zuma’s confidential medical records in the arms deal case involving him and French company Thales.


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