Jacob Zuma’s Trial Postponed To 2023
Written by Mduduzi Phungula on 19 October, 2022
By: Lindelani Mbatha
The Pietermaritzburg high court has postponed the criminal case against former president Jacob Zuma until January next year.
The High Court Judge Piet Koen has been handing down a judgment on whether the matter involving Zuma and French arms company Thales should be struck off the roll.
The former president is facing 18 charges, including corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion racketeering linked to the arms deal in the late 1990s.
Charges were dropped in 2009 by former National Prosecuting Authority head Moko-tedi Moshe weeks before he was elected president.
They were, however, reinstated in 2018, marking one of the longest-running legal battles in the country.