Corruption Trial Of South Africa’s Ex-President Zuma Put Off To August

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The corruption trial of former South African president Jacob Zuma has been adjourned until August.

The reason for this is that the country’s highest Court of Appeal has not yet ruled on several of Zuma’s appeals, the court responsible for the trial announced in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.

Among the appeals is an application for the dismissal of the prosecutor in charge of the trial.

The court ruled that the trial will resume on August 15, if a decision is made on the applications by Mr Zuma’s lawyers by August 1.

The 80-year-old Zuma did not attend Tuesday’s trial, which had been postponed several times.

Mr Zuma is accused of corruption, money laundering and fraud in connection with an arms deal before he became president but he denied the charges.

The former president faces up to 25 years jail term if found guilty by the court.

(dpa/NAN)

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