After the Pietermaritzburg High Court ordered that Zuma’s corruption trial should begin on April 11, the Jacob Zuma Foundation says the former President’s legal team is anticipated to advise him to go the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Zuma’s bid for leave to appeal was denied by Judge Piet Koen.
Zuma’s special petition, that main state prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer recuse himself, was earlier dismissed by Koen.
Mzwanele Manyi, the Foundation’s spokeswoman, was speaking outside the courtroom.
“We are going to ask Mr Zuma to petition it.
But the lawyers will shape proper reasoning and grounds for all of that.
If you look at a separate issue of the affidavit that he directed and is now denying and all of that, both sides – the NPA and Zuma’s legal team – were very clear that this is an anomaly.
But the man [Judge Koen] does not see an anomaly in this,” adds Manyi.
Manyi spoke to reporters outside court:
Zuma and French arms dealer Thales are facing charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and racketeering in connection with South Africa’s 1999 Arms Deal.
Below is the video of Wednesday’s proceedings: