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Latest update : 2008-07-31

Jacob Zuma, head of South Africa's ANC party, lost his attempt to challenge the use of documentary evidence seized from his premises, pertinent to his corruption trial.

  
Jacob Zuma, presidential hopeful and  leader of South Africa's ruling ANC party, Thursday lost his last legal bid to prevent documentary evidence seized in police raids being used in evidence at his upcoming graft trial.
  
The Constitutional Court upheld an earlier ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal, which rejected Zuma's challenge against the use of documents seized at his premises and those of his lawyers for his corruption trial which opens on Monday.
  
"All the applicants' challenges to the search and seizure operations failed," Chief Justice Pius Langa found in a majority judgment.
  
"Accordingly, the orders of the Supreme Court of Appeal are upheld," he said.

Date created : 2008-07-31

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