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 Post subject: Re: Zuma
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:19 am 
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Well, here's something interesting. Corruption Watch (a local organisation and just guess what they do...) is asking the US to investigate some of the corruption surrounding the Guptas.

Interesting thing about international companies; it seems they fall under several jurisdictions sometimes. Which is why they have to have legal departments, I guess...


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 Post subject: Re: Zuma
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:15 am 
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So, in 2009, eight years ago, Jacob Zuma was facing seven-hundred-odd charges of corruption. The National Prosecuting Authority dropped the charges, and Zuma became President (not necessarily in that order, but the two events were very close to each other).

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has spent the intervening eight years arguing, in court, that the charges should not have been dropped and that dropping those charges was not a rational decision. Zuma and his legal team (and he has an excellent legal team) have been delaying this with appeals, more appeals, and delaying tactics... for eight years.

So now, they go to court with yet another appeal, in which Zuma's lawyers are expected to continue to argue that the decision to drop the charges was rational and made sense. Instead, they agree that the decision was irrational. After having spent eight years arguing the opposite.

One hopes that this means that the original corruption charges are now actually heard in front of a court. (Odds are, however, that Zuma's lawyers have some other, perfectly legal, delaying tactic in mind. They're strung this out for eight years, why stop now?)

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