Article by: Dumisane Dube
Former president Jacob Zuma’s Supporters are planning to gather for a night vigil on Tuesday to support Zuma ahead of his court appearance on Wednesday.
Zuma will be back in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges related to the 1999 multi-million rand arms deal.
He is facing 16 charges, which include 783 payments Thales allegedly made to him.
The National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA) previously said that its first witness, Minister Patricia De Lille, was ready to take the stand in the corruption trial.
Zuma has previously indicated that he will plead “not guilty”.
“Everyone in South Africa deserves a fair trial number one, and we are saying the treatment of Msholozi even from the very beginning by courts and by everyone else has been one that he has been excluded in the country and made an individual target of this thing that he had fought for to be free,” explained Spokesperson for the pro-Zuma support group, Leon Rolls.
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