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Jacob Zuma money laundering and corruption trial to resume on Monday

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The former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial is set to continue on Monday, months after he requested a further postponement in his trial, which was set to begin in April.

The fraud, money laundering, and corruption trial will begin on Monday in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, according to a credible source.

In a case dating back more than 20 years, the 79-year-old former head of state is accused of accepting bribes from French military firm Thales.

 

He faces 16 counts of fraud, corruption, and racketeering charges. Bribery and money laundering are additional charges against Thales.

Mr. Zuma’s corruption trial began in May of last year, following several postponements and delays caused by a number of appeals.

According to the most current report, his latest attempt to have lead prosecutor Billy Downer removed from his trial was denied by the Supreme Court of Appeal in March.

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