Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Jacob Zuma’s multi-million graft case adjourned to May 26

A graft case against former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has on Monday been postponed to May 26th.

The former President is tied to a 2 billion dollars arms deal hearing with Thales, a French company whose lawyer has revealed his client will plead not guilty next week Wednesday.

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The corruption charges against the 79-year-old President was expected to resume on Monday but was against pushed after his defense team filed a case to have the lead prosecutor exit from the case.

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa is busy fighting corrupt government officials who are also fighting back to have their names acquitted of all wrongdoing.

During his term as President, Zuma is accused of receiving 35,000 dollars every year from Thales to protect them and in exchange conduct business in South Africa illegally.

Thales was also awarded a billion-dollar tender from Zuma’s government to supply the country arms and in turn protected from any investigations. The case which was reinstated in 2018 will see the former President face 18 charges including fraud.

Thousand of Jacob Zuma’s supporters were outside the court showing support and flying high the ANC flag. Inside the court, he looked relaxed as he smiled throughout.

A total of 200 witnesses are reported to have been aligned in a trial that will begin in May and end in June.

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