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Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial will go ahead after his special plea was dismissed.

However his Foundation has revealed that Zuma has instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgement in the Supreme Court of appeal.

A KwaZuluNatal Judge, Piet Koen on Tuesday said the former President failed to show that state advocate Billy Downer lacked the title to prosecute him.

Koen said the allegations, Zuma raised against Downer were based on speculation, suspicion or indescribable hearsay.

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The judge dismissed the matter and directed that the corruption trial should proceed. Zuma accused Downer of turning his criminal case into a personal legacy project of his own.

Zuma wanted Downer to be removed from the case saying he does not have the lawful title to prosecute him. He said Downer lacked the independence and impartiality to conduct the case lawfully.

 



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