Zuma Arms Deal Trial Postponed to August

Jacob Zuma’s trial has been adjourned to 10 and 13 August 2021 for adjudication on the special plea.

High Court judge ruled on Tuesday after the ex-president sought to have the case postponed because of the pandemic and the recent unrest.

Zuma faces 16 charges of fraud, graft and racketeering related to the 1999 arms deal, when he purchased arms from five European arms firms while in his position as deputy president. He is accused of taking bribes from French company, Thales, amounting to R4 million.

Zuma appeared in court virtually from the prison where he’s currently serving time for being in contempt of court.

This means the former president’s application for a postponement was successful