Durban - The legal team for Thales South Africa, indicted alongside former president Jacob Zuma for fraud and corruption related to the decades-old multi-million rand arms deal, will seek to have a permanent stay of prosecution.
The French arms company also believes attempts by the National Director of Public Prosecutions head, Advocate Shaun Abrahams, to add further charges, has been confusing as a charge Abrahams wants to include in the indictment does not exist.
Anton Katz SC, appeared in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday morning on behalf of Thales, while Zuma was also appearing.
Zuma is accused number one and is facing one count of racketeering, two counts of corruption, one count of money laundering and 12 counts of fraud for allegedly receiving bribe money from Thales via his former financial adviser, Shabir Shaik.
Thales is accused number two and is facing one count of racketeering, two counts of corruption and one count of money laundering. The company’s representative, Christine Guerrier, was not in court on Friday as she was excused from appearing last month.