Zuma's corruption case postponed to 30th November

Friday, July 27, 2018

The corruption case of former president Jacob Zuma has been postponed to the 30th of November 2018.

Today, the former President appeared in the Pietermaritzburg High Court for the third time on fraud and corruption charges.

He is facing 16 counts of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money-laundering related to the arms deal.

During his court appearance, the former President’s new legal team requested more time to go through the files and familiarise themselves with the case.

Judge Mjabuliseni Madondo agreed to postpone the case to the 30th of November 2018.

Prior to granting postponement, Judge Madondo agreed that the legal team needed at least 4 weeks to prepare or familiarise themselves with the case.

“Every trial in terms of the law should be fair,” he said.

The former president appeared in court this morning with a new legal team made up four senior advocates and one attorney.

Zuma’s legal team also indicated that they will file an order for permanent stay by 16 November 2018.

Last month, the case was adjourned to allow the conclusion of a court case about state funding for Zuma’s legal costs.

Zuma is accused of taking bribes from French arms maker Thales during his time as the KwaZulu-Natal economy MEC and then Deputy African National Congress (ANC) President.

He faces one count of racketeering, two counts of corruption, one count of money laundering and 12 counts of fraud. – SAnews.gov.za