The Constitutional Court has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s rescission application in a majority ruling on Friday, based on Zuma not meeting the requirements.

Zuma was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for contempt of court after he violated the court’s order and refused to appear at the state capture commission of inquiry.

He thereafter filed a rescission application in July, pleading with the court to review its decision.

According to eNCA, Advocate Dali Mpofu argued his client is the only prisoner in the country who was jailed without trial.

The case is also dismissed with costs, meaning that Zuma will have to cover the legal bill for the legal teams that were paid for state capture commission, as IOL reports.

Justice Sisi Khampepe delivered judgement, and said: “The majority of the Constitutional Court finds that Mr Zuma has not met the statutory requirements of a rescission.

“Elected absence like that of Mr Zuma constitutes more than litigious skulduggery, which does not have the effect of turning a competently granted order into one erroneously granted,” Justice Khampepe adds.

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