Jacob Zuma's last stand

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Former president Jacob Zuma says it is the liberation struggle that is on trial as he defends his relationship with Schabir Shaik and attacks his detractors. Photo: felix dlangamandla
Former president Jacob Zuma says it is the liberation struggle that is on trial as he defends his relationship with Schabir Shaik and attacks his detractors. Photo: felix dlangamandla

POLITICS

Former president Jacob Zuma will launch a last-ditch effort this week to stay out of jail using his usual concoction of conspiracy theories, attacks on the prosecution, playing the victim and mobilising mass support for his cause.

After a hiatus last week, Zuma’s fraud, corruption and racketeering trial is believed to be starting in earnest in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday.

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