Duduzane Zuma: I don’t think my father will get fair hearing in court tomorrow

The case was due to be heard virtually, but Zuma's legal team argued that would violate his rights to a fair trial.

Duduzane Zuma and his father, former President Jacob Zuma, at the Randburg Magistrates Court on 24 January 2019 for a postponement of his culpable homicide case. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - As former President Jacob Zuma is due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court in person on Tuesday, his son Duduzane is once again suggesting that his father won't get a fair hearing.

The case was due to be heard virtually, but Zuma's legal team argued that would violate his rights to a fair trial.

The convicted criminal's son made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with the SABC on Sunday.

Jacob Zuma has been in and out court for more than a decade.

On Tuesday, his lawyers are expected argue for his special plea application.

But his son Duduzane has lost all hope and faith in the judiciary: “I always prepare myself for the worst. I don’t have my hopes high when it comes to legal matters. The decisions will be made by the people who make those decisions.”

Zuma is currently serving a 15-month jail term, at the Escort Correctional Services centre in KwaZulu-Natal, for contempt of court for failing to appear before the state capture commission of inquiry.

He was also admitted to hospital last week for a medical check-up.

Meanwhile, the former president's son revealed he has begun the processes in KZN to contest in the ANC leadership at the next national conference.

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