SA judge postpones Zuma's corruption trial

Online Desk |  1 month ago | international

A South African judge has postponed former President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial pending his appeal to the Supreme Court, to have the lead Prosecutor removed.

The former President failed to turn up for Monday's hearing at Pietermaritzburg court saying he was too ill to attend.

Mr Zuma faces multiple charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a $2bn (£1.5bn) arms deal in the 1990s with a French company.

He has denied all the charges, calling them a witch-hunt by political rivals.

Source| eNCA