On Monday, ex-South African president Jacob Zuma was back at the Pietermaritzburg court.
The 79-year old man is challenging an October court ruling that barred his plea to replace the chief prosecutor in his corruption trial.
South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma made a surprise court appearance in his latest bid to have the chief prosecutor, in a long-running corruption trial over a 1990s arms deal, replaced.
On Monday, he was back at the Pietermaritzburg. The politician already appeared in court last October when the court ruling banning his plea to replace the chief prosecutor in his trial was made.
According to Zuma, prosecutor Billy Downer practised partiality and accused him of being guilty of misconduct.
This time round, the ex-head of state is asking for the court to grant him leave to appeal the judgment.
Back in 1999, Zuma allegedly took bribes in an arms deal with French defence giant Thales.
Zuma, 79, was in September released from prison over his ill health two months into a 15-month jail sentence for turning down a collaboration with a graft probe into his 2009-18 presidency.
The corruption trial will kick off on April 11.