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South African court postpones Jacob Zuma’s trial

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A South African courtroom has adjourned the trial of former president, Jacob Zuma after the previous chief utilized for a postponement to seem in particular person moderately than just about.

His lawyer Dali Mpofu on Tuesday instructed the courtroom that the trial ought to be postponed for Zuma to seem in particular person versus just about.

In response to him, the previous President has not been capable of correctly seek the advice of his authorized crew after handing himself over within the early hours of July 8 to start out a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of courtroom.

The courtroom, nonetheless, adjourned the trial to August 10.

Recall that the constitutional courtroom ordered that former South African President, Jacob Zuma be jailed for refusing to offer proof at an inquiry into corruption throughout his 9 years in workplace from 2009.

The ex-president, who’s been accused of receiving bribes over a $2 billion weapons deal within the late Nineteen Nineties, initially resisted arrest however later turned himself in on Wednesday.

Following the arrest of Zuma, who wields assist among the many poor and amongst loyalists within the ruling African Nationwide Congress (ANC), protests broke out within the nation.

Former South African President, Jacob Zuma reacts to 15-month jail time period, blasts choose

The protests shortly changed into looting as crowds pillaged purchasing malls and warehouses, hauling away items as police stood by, seemingly powerless to behave.

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