Jacob Zuma corruption trial has been postponed for October 26

jacob zuma corruption trial has been postponed for october 26
jacob zuma corruption trial has been postponed for october 26

Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial for a $2 billion government arms deal has been postponed until Oct. 26, the presiding judge announced on Wednesday.

Piet Koen said he will try to deliver a judgment on Zuma’s request to have the lead prosecutor, Billy Downer, removed from a case he has been involved in for almost two decades due to perceptions that Downer is biased.

Before adjourning the Pietermaritzburg High Court, Koen said, “I will try and hopefully have the judgement ready by then.”

Trial over a 1990s deal was supposed to start in May, but has been postponed numerous times due to legal arguments and Zuma’s inaccessibility.

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