Pietermaritzburg Court to rule on Zuma’s arms deal corruption case on Wednesday

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Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Piet Koen will on Wednesday make a ruling on whether to postpone former President Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption case. This is pending Zuma’s application for leave to appeal in the Constitutional Court Judge Koen’s dismissal of Zuma’s special plea for the recusal of State Prosecutor, Billy Downer.

Today the court heard that Zuma filed this application with the Constitutional Court last Friday.

Earlier on Monday, the court heard arguments from the State that the trial should not be postponed any further. In response to this, the defence argued that they have not applied for a postponement, but rather are updating the court on the appeal processes.

“I will adjourn this matter to Wednesday the 19th this week when I will give my order this morning. The accused may be excused on that day, I will come into court and read out my order. If you are coming from far you may instruct. The matter is adjourned to 19 October 2022,” says Judge Koen.

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