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Bad news; Zuma up for revenge

Former South African President Jacob <a class=Zuma (C) greets his supporters inside a police station in Pietermaritzburg on 21 October 2021 where Zuma is laying a criminal complaint against Billy Downer, the state's chief prosecutor in his corruption case."/>

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

Zuma displayed at a police base camp in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday evening flanked by his security detail. 

The past president is gunning for Downer before a High Court decision on whether the ally can be recused from Zuma's corruption fundamental related to the 1999 arms deal. 

Scrutinize: Zuma set to uncover nuances of criminal protesting against Downer 

The past official is faulting Downer for delivering his clinical records to the media. 

In any case, the NPA has pardoned this case. 

Zuma is by and by on clinical parole following his sentencing to 15 months for disdain of court. 

The past president says he will not address the media and that the his foundation's agent Mzwanele Manyi will. 

EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 21, 2021 

Zuma walked around the police base camp looking calm merrily and not long in the wake of opening the contention against Downer, delegate for the Zuma Foundation, Mzwanele Manyi, let feature writers in on that Downer had delivered fundamental information. 

"Advertiser Downer endorsed the spilling of delicate and private information got in the course and degree of his business, in break of the recently referenced plans of the NPA Act." 

He said a part of the information was spilled to a legal journalist. 

"President Zuma got the hang of during the court methods in Pietermaritzburg that advocate Downer SC infiltrated the recently referenced courses of action when he unlawfully gave the clinical report including His Excellency President Zuma, in a promise spilled to a feature writer, Karyn Maughan, and that annexure is added." 

Wim Trengove, also tending to the State, said Zuma had been raising old fights and deceives. 


The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it was centered around keeping up with reasonable treatment and the rule of law and would review the advantages of the charges against Downer in an objective manner. 

The NPA said it saw the charges were presented while the matter was subject to lawful affirmation by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg and judgment was depended upon to be passed on multi week from now. 

The summoning authority moreover said it was worried about the situation considering an approaching the High Court judgment. 

NPA's agent Mthunzi Mhaga said: "We need to show that we regard Mr Downer as the NPA, because all through his work as an analyst, he has held himself with decency. Nevertheless, we will allow the head of public arraignments in KwaZulu-Natal to deal with the matter."

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