Zuma smells an ‘obsession’, prosecutor smells a lawsuit

12 April 2019 - 07:00 By Karyn Maughan
Former president Jacob Zuma outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court in November 2018.
Former president Jacob Zuma outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court in November 2018.
Image: Thuli Dlamini

The lead prosecutor in Jacob Zuma’s corruption case is suing the former president for saying the lawyer was driven by his own hatred of Zuma and blinded by an obsession to see him behind bars.

Advocate Billy Downer has asked the Pietermaritzburg High Court to strike more than a dozen “scandalous and vexatious” and “untrue and unwarranted” statements Zuma made in his application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

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