A month before South Africa’s former leader, Jacob Zuma is finally due to be tried for corruption, the former president has launched four petitions at the Supreme Court of Appeal that appear aimed at blocking that prosecution. However, News24 reports that the National Prosecuting Authority has already made it clear it will “resist” any more delays in the long-awaited corruption trial of Zuma and French arms company Thales and has stressed that “despite any appeals, the matter must proceed”.