Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 27/05/2022 15:29 
26.10.2021 17:11 News >> S.African Court Drops Ex-President's Plea For Prosecutor's Removal

S.African Court Drops Ex-President's Plea For Prosecutor's Removal

Judge dismisses claims of bias against prosecutor Billy Downer in decision ex President Zuma's lawyers plan to fight.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma lost on Tuesday a bid to have a senior state prosecutor removed from pursuing corruption trial against him.
Zuma, 79, had filed a special application to have prosecutor Billy Downer removed from the case, accusing him of bias and leaking vital information on him to the media.
"The special plea is dismissed, the matter is directed to proceed to trial," Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Piet Koen said in a ruling.
He said there was no substantial evidence that would require Downer's removal from the case scheduled to start on April 11.
The former president is jointly accused with French arms firm Thales of 16 charges including corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion racketeering in the case linked to a $2.5 billion arms deal dating to the late 1990s.
Zuma and Thales both deny any wrongdoing.
Charges against Zuma were dropped in 2009 by former National Prosecuting Authority head Mokotedi Mpshe, weeks before he was elected president.
They were reinstated in 2018, marking one of the longest-running legal battles in the country. Zuma's lawyers say they will appeal against Tuesday's ruling. -



        Latest News
Moody's Changes Egypt's Outlook To Negative From Stable 5 minutes ago...
B2 rating kept unchanged, supported by fiscal reform implementation, agency says.
Prolonged Lockdowns To Pressure China For Remainder Of 2022: Fitch 5 minutes ago...
Short term, temporary measures may be insufficient if lockdowns drawn out, rating agency warns.
Afghan Taliban Defend Decree On Face Veil 20 minutes ago...
Interim Afghan gov’t 'reaffirms commitment to ensuring rights of women, children, minorities,' says official.
Disney Debuts New Star Wars Trailer At Fan Event 20 minutes ago...
Company also announces new series featuring Jude Law.
WHO Official Says No Need For Mass Monkeypox Vaccinations -25 minutes ago...
World has detected nearly 200 cases of monkeypox recently, says WHO official.

 
      Top News
Moody's Changes Egypt's Outlook To Negative From Stable Moody's Changes Egypt's Outlook To Negative From Stable
Turkiye Moves Up 4 Spots In Travel & Tourism Development Index Turkiye Moves Up 4 Spots In Travel & Tourism Development Index
Diary Diary
French, Australian Leaders Seek To Mend Fences After Submarine Row French, Australian Leaders Seek To Mend Fences After Submarine Row
PKK Rocket Attack Kills 2 Civilians In Northern Iraq PKK Rocket Attack Kills 2 Civilians In Northern Iraq
5 Yemenis Killed In Public Market Explosion In Aden 5 Yemenis Killed In Public Market Explosion In Aden
Afghan Asylum Seekers Being 'Brutally Mistreated' By Bulgarian Authorities: Rights Group Afghan Asylum Seekers Being 'Brutally Mistreated' By Bulgarian Authorities: Rights Group
Motogp Grand Prix Of Finland Postponed To 2023 Due To Homologation Motogp Grand Prix Of Finland Postponed To 2023 Due To Homologation
Tunisian President Decrees Referendum On New Constitution Tunisian President Decrees Referendum On New Constitution
US, EU, UK Form Group To Help Document War Crimes In Ukraine US, EU, UK Form Group To Help Document War Crimes In Ukraine