The application filed on Friday is related to the French arms company Thales, which is charged along with Zuma.

Former president Zuma’s lawyers have filed papers in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court seeking a permanent stay of prosecution.

The application filed on Friday is related to the French arms company Thales, which is charged along with Zuma.

Thales has also filed papers seeking a permanent stay of prosecution for the charges against it to be reviewed and set aside.

According to Thales they are challenging the validity of the prosecution and the unreasonable delay in the prosecution.

The case involves 783 questionable payments Zuma allegedly received from the company in connection with the arms deal.

The Citizen earlier reported that the Thales legal team would try to request a permanent stay of prosecution based on a perceived infringement of the company’s right to a fair trial.