Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have reportedly dumped him, just a month to go before his corruption trial begins.
According to eNCA, the lawyers filed their intention to withdraw as his legal representatives with the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.
“A change in legal teams could impact the expected beginning of the former president’s corruption trial in May,” the report said.
The trial was set down from May 17 to June 30 and was expected to be lengthy as there were more than 200 witnesses on the state’s list.
Times Live reported on Wednesday that the latest development came after the Supreme Court of Appeal dealt Zuma a blow last week when it ruled he was not entitled to state funds for his corruption trial legal costs.
Zuma has been instructed to pay back R25m already incurred during the legal proceedings.
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