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Jacob Zuma lays criminal complaint

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

Former South African President <a class=Jacob 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."/>

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 backer can be recused from Zuma's debasement preliminary identified with the 1999 arms bargain. 

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

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

In any case, the NPA has excused this case. 

Zuma is as of now on clinical parole following his condemning to 15 months for scorn of court. 

Zuma strolled into the police headquarters looking quite cheerfully and not long after opening the body of evidence against Downer, a representative for the Zuma Foundation, Mzwanele Manyi, let columnists know that Downer had released crucial data. 

"Backer Downer approved the spilling of touchy and private data got in the course and extent of his work, in the break of the previously mentioned arrangements of the NPA Act." 

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

"President Zuma picked up 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 oath spilled to a writer, Karyn Maughan, and that annexure is joined." 

Wim Trengove, additionally addressing the State, said Zuma had been raising old protests and schemes. 


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 High Court judgment. 

NPA's representative Mthunzi Mhaga said: "We need to demonstrate that we respect Mr. Downer as the NPA, because all through his vocation as an examiner, he has conducted himself with honesty. Nonetheless, we will permit the head of public indictments in KwaZulu-Natal to manage the matter."

Jacob Zuma lays criminal complaint against Advocate Downer at PMB police station (

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