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Zuma’s corruption case adjourned

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Zuma’s corruption case adjourned

The corruption case involving embattled former South African President Jacob Zuma has been adjourned by a Pietermaritzburg High Court.

Zuma was paraded in court on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s, but a judge adjourned the case to Nov. 30.

During the court session, Zuma’s lawyer Mike Hellens asked the judge to allow the former president’s legal team to file a permanent stay of prosecution against the charges.

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Judge Mjabuliseni Madondo said the defence should have adequate time to prepare that application.

The presiding judge later informed that the state will then give its response to the application on Nov. 30.

Zuma, who appeared in court in a dark suit and red tie, faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a deal to buy European military hardware to upgrade South Africa’s armed forces after the end of apartheid in 1994.

 

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