FORMER president Jacob Zuma will finally stand trial and answer for his alleged corrupt activity.

This is after the Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed his application for a permanent prosecution today.

And Zuma didn’t come to court and his supporters were also not seen around court.

Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni said the matter was dismissed with costs and in less than two minutes the matter was adjourned.

In October, Zuma had launched an appeal to leave arguing the Supreme Court of Appeal could arrive at a different decision to the high court.

The judgement had been reserved last week Friday.

Zuma is facing charges including fraud, money laundering and racketeering.

He’s alleged to have accepted a R500 000 bribe from a French arms company Thales in order to protect the company from prosecution in the arms deal scandal in 1997.

SOURCE: NEWS24