Zuma’s corruption trial stalls again

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
Daily Sun

Former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial has now been postponed to August 1, at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

The court heard on Tuesday that Zuma’s application for the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to reconsider his application to remove state prosecutor Billy Downer, is still pending.

Judge Piet Koen postponed the matter to August 1, as a holding date.

It is hoped that the SCA would have made a ruling by then.

The judge said if the ruling has been made, then Zuma must stand trial from August 15 to September 16 and then from November 7 to December 2.

Zuma is charged with fraud and corruption in relation to the arms deal.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Daily Poll
It’s official, South Africans no longer need to wear face masks. Have you tossed your mask?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
I’m never wearing a mask again
30% - 13 votes
I will continue wearing my mask
25% - 11 votes
I’ll only wear my mask in crowded spaces
45% - 20 votes
I’m still required to wear it at work
0% - 0 votes


Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now