Former president Jacob Zuma’s appeal has been dismissed with costs.

He’s challenging an earlier adverse decision to dismiss his application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

This relates to the corruption charges against him for the 1990s multi-billion rand arms deal.

The State has accused Zuma of using delaying tactics to avoid prosecution.

Zuma, in office from 2009-2018, had previously applied for a permanent stay of prosecution on 18 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to an arms deal with French defense firm Thales in the 1990s.

In mid-October, the Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed an application by Zuma and Thales for a permanent stay of prosecution. Zuma appealed against it, but on Friday the court struck out his appeal.