Former president Jacob Zuma has ditched his long time attorney Michael Hulley, just weeks before he is set to make his second court appearance on corruption and racketeering charges.
Hulley confirmed the news to TimesLIVE, adding that Zuma terminated his mandate two weeks ago.
“I can confirm that former president Zuma terminated my mandate two weeks ago‚” said Hulley.
“I am no longer acting for him in any of his current matters.”
Hulley refused to comment any further.
Zuma has now appointed known Gupta associate, Daniel Mantsha as his new attorney.
Mantsha has been implicated in allegations of state capture. A tranche of leaked e-mails in 2017 disclosed what appeared to be highly damaging correspondence between Mantsha and the Gupta family about the establishment of Denel Asia.
Zuma is due back in court on July 27‚ when he is expected to update the court on his new legal team and whether he will pursue his court bid to overturn Abrahams’s decision.