South Africa: Now Jacob Zuma Wants to Cross-Examine Billy Downer in Latest Move to Torpedo Arms Deal Trial

Former president Jacob Zuma wants the Pietermaritzburg High Court to hold an evidentiary hearing before the start of his Arms Deal trial so he can cross-examine senior prosecutor Billy Downer in a bid to prove that Downer – or any prosecutor appointed by the National Prosecuting Authority – is not fit to prosecute in the protracted matter.

Zuma’s request for the hearing is contained in his latest affidavit, filed with the same court on Wednesday, as his legal team and the State gear up to argue…


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