Jacob Zuma Trial to See Another Delay in South African Court?

While the State wishes the case against former president Jacob Zuma to be set down for pre-trial in October 2020 and trial in February 2021, Zuma, through his legal representative, Musi Sikhakhane, has indicated that he will "probably not move from his position that a trial date later than October will not suit him". Additional difficulties included the Covid-19 lockdown and the restriction on travel, all of which had affected "the State's ability to consult and make travel and accommodation arrangements for the witnesses from around the RSA and globally". - Zuma faces charges of fraud, money laundering, corruption and racketeering related to the multibillion-rand arms deal in the late 1990s.

Screenshot of former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (file photo)

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