SA: Zuma conviction `very possible`

source: News24
12/03/2008 12:12 – (SA)

Johannesburg – The State believes it has a good chance of convicting Jacob Zuma on corruption, its advocate Wim Trengove told he Constitutional Court on Wednesday, as he fought for the right to keep documents seized in the investigation against Zuma.

“We are sure that we have a case, not merely a prima facie case, but a case with a reasonable prospect of conviction,” Trengove said, with Zuma sitting behind him in the front row of the public gallery.

He said the difference between interpretations of the search warrants used in the searches, by the state on the one hand and Zuma, arms company Thint and Zuma’s lawyer Michael Hulley on the other, was “extremely narrow”.

Thint argued that the warrants issued BY Transvaal Judge President Bernard Ngoepe were authorised without a case being made to Ngoepe.

Zuma’s lawyer, Kemp J Kemp, said there was no affidavit with information on the investigation attached to the warrants.

Trengove said neither Section 29 of the National Prosecuting Authority Act nor the Constitution made provision for the attachment of [continue reading]



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