NPA and Zuma’s lawyers to meet

Both the National Prosecuting Authority and lawyers for Jacob Zuma confirmed they will be holding a...

ANC President Jacob Zuma

Both the National Prosecuting Authority and lawyers for Jacob Zuma confirmed they will be holding a face-to-face meeting on Friday to discuss his corruption case.

The African National Congress leader is due to appear in court again in August.

He faces over a dozen charges relating to corruption as part of the arms deal.

Zuma’s attorney Michael Hulley says they will be making some representations to the NPA at their meeting on Friday.

Those appear to be designed to bolster written submissions that have already been made.

The NPA says it was unusual for lawyers to make this kind of oral submission, but that there are not any hard and fast rules governing this kind of representation.

Zuma’s lawyers will be hoping they can convince the NPA to change its mind and drop the charges against their client, but up until now the NPA has always appeared determined to continue with the case.