By Kaya News
The corruption case of former President Jacob Zuma is back in the Pietermaritzburg High court today.
Zuma is expected to plead not guilty to corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering charges.
He is facing 16 charges relating to a multi-billion-rand arms deal.
Zuma is accused of receiving a bribe from French arms company Thales to avoid a probe into the controversial arms deal.
The former president, who has always stated that he wants his day in court since allegations of corruption linked to the 1990s, arms deal emerged, is seeking advocate Billy Downer’s recusal, which may undermine the future of the case.
He is also set to call for the recusal of state advocate Billy Downer as he believes he may be biased. The former president previously accused Downer of pushing a political agenda.