SA: Jacob Zuma To Appear at corruption trial in Pietermaritzburg

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has confirmed that the former President would appear in court on Monday for the continuation of his corruption trial in Pietermaritzburg.

It comes after the Supreme Court of Fight recently denied Zuma’s request for leave to appeal his corruption charges, including his attempt to remove State Attorney Billy Downer from the case.

Zuma and Thales, a French arms corporation, are accused of corruption, racketeering, fraud, and money laundering in connection with a multibillion-rand arms transaction.

“The foundation confirms that Zuma, contrary to rumours, will be at the PMB Court tomorrow, the 11th of April,” said the Foundation’s Spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi. Zuma’s legal team will respond to the additional affidavit served by the government.

Former President Jacob Zuma, according to Manyi, has also instructed his legal team to file a private prosecution against Advocate Downer.

“In his response, Zuma would remind the court that, despite his recent retirement, he has long expected the NPA to refuse to prosecute one of their own. In his prior declarations, he informed the court that he had authorized his legal team to initiate private criminal procedures against Downer with immediate effect. The command will be implemented in the next days.”

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