State Wants Postponement in Zuma
Herbert Msimang was not convinced the state needed one month to respond to the
defence's application opposing a request for a postponement in the Jacob Zuma
"I am not convinced you need as much as one month," he told
the prosecution in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
The state said the
four lever-arch files handed up by defence teams were
"voluminous" and would take time to work through. The state wanted until August
21 to go through he application.
Kemp J Kemp, Zuma's attorney, wanted the
argument to take place next week, or at least by August 14.
give the state two weeks to prepare their answers," he said.
could then file its heads of argument on August 30, followed by the defence's
heads of argument on September 1.
Kessie Naidu, representing Zuma's
co-accused, Thint, said he would not be as generous, and
asked that argument continued Thursday *1.
"Why are you arguing with what Kemp is saying? *2 To me it
appears to be eminent wisdom," Msimang told Naidu.
Wim Trengove *3 said Kemp's suggestion of dates was
"unnecessarily tight." He said there were two very substantial affidavits, each of which was about 100 pages
With acknowledgement to Sapa.
*1 That's our Kessie.
Because that's our Kessie.
Let the games begin
*3 Arguably the top practitioner of
administrative law in the country.
*4 Me thinks
that the clever money is on Downer, Steynberg and Trengrove.