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Zuma’s Corruption Trial Resumes Today

Zuma’s Corruption Trial Resumes Today

Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial is scheduled to resume in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday morning, 19 July 2021.

The infamous Jacob Zuma faces 16 charges of fraud, graft, and racketeering related to the 1999 arms deal scandal.  He is accused of taking bribes from the French company, Thales, amounting to R4 million.

During their last court appearance in May, both Zuma and Thales pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.

The lawyers representing former President Jacob Zuma are on Monday expected to call for the case to be postponed by another week.

In an application filed to the Pietermaritzburg High Court during the weekend, Zuma’s attorney, Bethuel Thusini, said that the former president wanted to testify in person about why he should be acquitted of corruption charges without standing trial.

In the papers, Zuma has once again repeated claims previously dismissed by the courts. These include that State prosecutor, Advocate Billy Downer, was biased against him and that the case had been fabricated by his political enemies.




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