Former S. African president Zuma’s corruption case postponed – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, April 6 (Xinhua) — The corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma has been postponed to June 8, the Durban High Court announced on Friday.

The lawyers for the South African state and those for the defendant agreed to request a postponement of the justice proceedings to June 8, which came a few minutes after Zuma appeared briefly in court to face 16 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering.

Zuma later addressed thousands of his supporters gathered outside the court, saying that the charges against him could never be proven.

Last month, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) reinstated corruption charges against Zuma, which had been dropped in the early 2000s and paved the way for Zuma to become president in 2009.

The charges are related to a…

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