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Zuma’s corruption trial postposed.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

The corruption trial of former president Jacob Zuma has been adjourned to 26 May.

Zuma and French arms company Thales face fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges in connection with the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal.

The court adjourned to hear Zuma’s legal team’s plea for the recusal of state prosecutor Billy Downer. 

Former president has previously indicated that he will plead not guilty.

Zuma’s new legal representative Thabani Masuku says Mr Zuma is ready to proceed with the trial and has always been ready for the trial.

African National Congress (ANC) leaders including the suspended Secretary-General Ace Magashule and suspended former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo attended the proceedings.

Zuma’s Supporters also arrived at the Court.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Sipho Ngwema says the prosecution is ready to start with the trial. 

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