Zuma to appeal against ruling

ANC president Jacob Zuma has approached the constitutional court for leave to appeal this week's supreme court of appeal ruling that the graft charges against him should stand.

ANC president Jacob Zuma has approached the constitutional court for leave to appeal this week's supreme court of appeal ruling that the graft charges against him should stand.

"We have taken the decision to bring an application for leave to appeal," Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley said yesterday.

On Monday the appeal court upheld a National Directorate of Public Prosecutions' application to appeal a ruling in the Pietermaritzburg high court that freed Zuma from the prosecution they had been working on against him.

Zuma had argued last year that he was entitled to be consulted about the NDPP's intention to recharge him after it first said it would not charge him. - Sapa

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