Court Halts Private Prosecution Against Ramaphosa

A South African court has halted a private prosecution against President Cyril Ramaphosa initiated by former President Jacob Zuma.

Mr Ramaphosa had gone to court to try and stop the effort.

Mr Zuma accuses the president of failing to act against a state prosecutor and a journalist for allegedly disclosing his confidential medical records.

The interim judgment to halt Mr Ramaphosa’s prosecution now means he will not stand in the dock as an accused person.