ANALYSIS | Judges lash Zuma’s ‘vexatious’ get-out-of-jail bid

02 December 2019 - 06:13 By Karyn Maughan
Jacob Zuma’s lawyers argued that the high court 'simply abused' and 'slavishly aligned' itself to the Appeal Court’s ruling, effectively suggesting that it had failed to think for itself.
Jacob Zuma’s lawyers argued that the high court 'simply abused' and 'slavishly aligned' itself to the Appeal Court’s ruling, effectively suggesting that it had failed to think for itself.
Image: AFP/Michele Spatari

Jacob Zuma has come under fire over his lawyers’ scathing assessment of the high court that dismissed his legal bid to permanently stay his corruption prosecution.

It’s a judgment that marks a potential escalation in tensions between the former head of state and the judiciary.

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