AS IT HAPPENED | Chuckling Zuma takes the stage as he addresses supporters outside court

2019-10-15 09:49

Former president Jacob Zuma has made a brief a court appearance in his fraud and corruption case.

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Jacob Zuma is seen inside the Pietermaritzburg Hig

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15 Oct 11:51
Zuma sings one of his favourite songs: Umshini wami

15 Oct 11:50

Jacob Zuma to appeal stay of prosecution judgment, corruption trial postponed to 2020

Former president Jacob Zuma's fraud and corruption trial has been postponed to February 2020 for pre-trial proceedings.

15 Oct 11:47
Zuma breaks into song: Senzeni Na

15 Oct 11:44

15 Oct 11:43

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation welcomed Zuma's recall

It has been obvious for many years that the interests of our country would be best served if indeed Mr Zuma ceased to be President of the Republic. We therefore welcome the decision announced today by the National Executive Committee of the governing party, the ANC, to recall Mr. Zuma as a deployee of the ANC in his capacity as President of the Republic.

15 Oct 11:42
Zuma was recalled as president of SA in 2018

15 Oct 11:40
Zuma has been under a cloud of corruption allegations since 2009

15 Oct 11:35

15 Oct 11:34

Zuma turns to supporters on the stage as he looks to translate "permanent stay of prosecution".  

He has indicated that he will appeal the judgment

15 Oct 11:31

15 Oct 11:31
Zuma thanks his supporters

15 Oct 11:27
Zuma supporter Bonginkosi Meshack Radebe hits out at those who no longer show their support for the former president

15 Oct 11:25
A small group of supporters wait for Zuma to address them

15 Oct 11:21
Zuma looks on as speaker addresses the issue of support for the former president

15 Oct 11:18
Zuma prepares to address the crowd

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15 Oct 10:40

15 Oct 10:35
@PresJGZuma will have until November 1 to file papers for his leave to appeal the permanent stay of prosecution. The appeal will be heard on November 22 in PMB High Court. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:27
By agreement, the matter be adjourned for a holding date on February 4, 2020 - in the interim other processes including leave to appeal will take place. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:26
Judge accepts that two of the parties are ready, the case will be adjourned to February 4, 2020 as a holding date

15 Oct 10:25
Zuma lawyer says he has been ready to face this trial for 14 years. In the same breath, he says Zuma will still exercise his right for leave to appeal the permanent stay of prosecution. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:24
Zuma's attorney accepts the February holding date

15 Oct 10:23
Downer says Thales will have to have a representative present during pre-trial processes. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:23
Zuma has been ready to face this trial for 14 years, says his attorney

15 Oct 10:21
Downer says 4 February, 2020 will be the best date for pre-trial. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:21
Downer says the state has agreed to set in motion pre-trial minutes for negotiations. He says an updated forensic report has been handed to all parties. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:20
The defence has the full docket, says Downer

15 Oct 10:20
Advocate Billy Downer says the State has handed over a forensic report

15 Oct 10:16
For the State, Advocate Billy Downer says they are ready to set a trial date. He suggests April 30, 2020. "We remain ready," he says. Tweet from @kaveels

15 Oct 10:15
Trial date of April 13, 2020 proposed as a trial date

15 Oct 10:14
Judge has arrived and proceedings get under way

15 Oct 10:10
Zuma appears to be in a jovial mode as he chats with counsel

15 Oct 10:09
Proceedings are set to begin shortly

15 Oct 10:07
Packed gallery as Jacob Zuma appears in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg

15 Oct 09:49

15 Oct 09:49

OPINION: Zuma's day in court shows there's light at the end of the corruption tunnel

The significance of pursuing Zuma cannot be exaggerated. This will serve as affirmation of our democracy being governed by the rule of law, writes Tebogo Khaas.

15 Oct 09:49

Stalingrad no more? Former president Jacob Zuma's stay of prosecution bid dismissed

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to be tried on 16 charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

15 Oct 09:49

15 Oct 09:49

AS IT HAPPENED | Jacob Zuma stay of prosecution application dismissed

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled that president Jacob Zuma has been unsuccessful in his application for permanent stay of prosecution.

15 Oct 09:49

Helen Zille: 10 years of court battles to 'Stop Zuma' finally pay off

It is sobering to think that South Africa's "nine wasted Zuma years" (and an estimated $50bn lost to corruption) might have been avoided had he faced charges related to the arms deal earlier, writes Helen Zille.

15 Oct 09:49

High Court: Both Jacob Zuma and NPA 'complicit' in long corruption trial delays

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and former president Jacob Zuma are equally complicit in causing a near eight-year delay in bringing the serious fraud and corruption charges against Zuma to court, according to a full bench of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

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