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Zuma trial moved to September over health issues

by Bustop TV News

By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

Jailed former South Africa’s president Jacob “Msholozi” Zuma’s corruption trial has been postponed to September 9.

Judge Peit Koen who is presidng over the matter before Kwazulu-Natal High Court in Petermaritzburg, confirmed the postponement on Tuesday morning.

This follows after the 79 year old ex-president is still admitted after he was reportedly hospitalised for an undisclosed medical condition last week Friday.

Judge Koen ordered doctors treating Zuma to provide a medical report by August 20, 2021, before directing the state to appoint a doctor of its choice to examine the former president.

Zuma is currently incarcerated at Estcourt Correctional Centre.

He was arrested and jailed last month (July) to serve a 15 month jail term for defying a Constitutional Court ruling to appear before the State Capture Inquiry.

Despite this case, Zuma is now facing a 15 year jail term over the corruption case of the 1990’s arms deal and an alleged money laundering deal involving his financial advisor Schabir Shaik.

However, in May the former head of state, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

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