RECAP: Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni on Friday dismissed former President Jacob Zuma's application to stay his arrest.
LIVE BLOG: Zuma remains in prison for now as High Court dismisses stay application
In less than a minute, the Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed former President Jacob Zuma's application to stay his 15-month prison sentence.
In his application, Magashule described himself as the unlawfully suspended SG of the ANC. He is seeking the following relief: An order declaring the ANC step aside role to be unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid. He seeks an order decalring the suspension letter from Jessie Duarte to be unlawful and invalid. He seeks an order of his suspension of Cyril Ramaphosa to be validated. He also wants the order for him to apologise to Ramaphosa to be declared unlawful.
On Tuesday, Zuma's lawyer Dali Mpofu told Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni that Zuma would be prejudiced by the sentence – but counsel for the Helen Suzman Foundation and the state capture commission opposed Zuma's application, arguing that the Pietermaritzburg High Court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the matter.