The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in KwaZulu-Natal says, despite the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)’s decision to turn down former President Jacob Zuma’s request to prosecute advocate Billy Downer, Zuma could pursue a private prosecution if he so desires.

Zuma was issued a certificate after the DPP claimed there was insufficient evidence to prosecute its senior prosecutor.

Zuma and French arms company Thales face charges including corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering linked to a multi-billion rand arms deal.

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