Jacob Zuma Vs State Advocate Billy Downer

Advocate Billy Downer wants the court to remove former President Jacob Zuma's private prosecution case against him from the court's roll, while Zuma is demanding that the matter remains. Zuma is attempting a private prosecution of state prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer and journalist Karyn Maughan in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Zuma has accused Downer - who is the lead prosecutor in the former president's corruption trial - of leaking a confidential doctor's letter to Maughan. The court previously granted an urgent order that Downer and Maughan had brought - that Zuma's private prosecution be halted.