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Former President Jacob Zuma can breathe a momentary sigh of relief after his corruption trial was postponed to 26 May 2021.
Zuma’s advocate, Thabani Masuku confirmed that they would be pleading ‘not guilty’ when the case resumes in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
French company Thales, represented by Advocate Barry Roux is also ready to proceed with the case.
The former President is implicated on charges of corruption, racketeering, and money laundering stemming from the 1999 Arms deal.
Zuma’s children Duduzane and Duduzile were present to support their father.
— Abongile Dumako (@AbongileDumako) May 17, 2021
The French arms deal debacle came about when the former President was accused of receiving a bribe of R500K a year from French arms dealer Thales.
The alleged bribe was managed by Schabir Shaik, Zuma’s former financial adviser.