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Jacob Zuma Finally Takes Action Against Downer Amid Criminal Allegations

JOHANNESBURG/PIETERMARITZBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma has laid a criminal grumbling against State Advocate Billy Downer

Zuma showed up at a police headquarters in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday evening flanked by his security detail. 

The previous president is gunning for Downer in front of a High Court choice on whether the supporter can be recused from Zuma's debasement preliminary identified with the 1999 arms bargain. 

Peruse: Zuma set to uncover subtleties of criminal grumbling against Downer 

The previous legislator is blaming Downer for releasing his clinical records to the media. 

Be that as it may, the NPA has excused this case. 

Zuma is presently on clinical parole following his condemning to 15 months for hatred of court. 

The previous president says he won't address the media and that the his establishment's representative Mzwanele Manyi will. 

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Zuma strolled into the police headquarters looking quiet cheerfully and not long after opening the argument against Downer, representative for the Zuma Foundation, Mzwanele Manyi, let columnists know that Downer had released fundamental data. 

"Supporter Downer approved the spilling of delicate and private data acquired in the course and extent of his business, in break of the previously mentioned arrangements of the NPA Act." 

He said a portion of the data was spilled to a lawful columnist. 

"President Zuma got the hang of during the court procedures in Pietermaritzburg that advocate Downer SC penetrated the previously mentioned arrangements when he unlawfully gave the clinical report including His Excellency President Zuma, in an affirmation spilled to a columnist, Karyn Maughan, and that annexure is joined." 

Wim Trengove, additionally addressing the State, said Zuma had been raising old grumblings and connivances. 


The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it was focused on maintaining fair treatment and law and order and would survey the benefits of the charges against Downer in a goal way. 

The NPA said it noticed the charges were introduced while the matter was dependent upon legal assurance by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg and judgment was relied upon to be conveyed one week from now. 

The arraigning authority additionally said it was stressed over the circumstance considering a forthcoming the High Court judgment. 

NPA's representative Mthunzi Mhaga said: "We need to show that we respect Mr Downer as the NPA, in light of the fact that all through his profession as an examiner, he has conducted himself with respectability. Notwithstanding, we will permit the overseer of public indictments in KwaZulu-Natal to manage the matter."

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