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Zuma signs a plea affidavit.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it has received an affidavit from former President Jacob Zuma’s legal team in connection with his plea in the arms deal corruption case

Former president Jacob Zuma’s has officially signed his special plea affidavit in preparation for his trial next week.

The NPA says it will bring forth its response in court.

Zuma wants senior prosecutor Billy Downer to recuse himself.

Billy Downer was the persecutor in the case of former financial advisor Shabir Shaik.

Shaik was sentenced to 15-years for corruption and fraud, and was released on medical parole in 2009 after serving less than three-years in jail.

Zuma is facing corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges linked to the arms deal.

The trial will resume next week in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg

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