The former South African president has been denied a stay of prosecution to prevent him from being charged in a graft case. He faces 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to have a corruption case against him dropped, which he claims is politically motivated. A court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday denied Zuma a permanent stay of prosecution.
Zuma, who was in office from 2009-2018, has been accused of taking bribes from French defense company Thales in the 1990s.
The trial is scheduled to being on October 15.
ng/sms (Reuters, AFP)