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DATE SET: Zuma and French arms company Thales trial to finally begin on 17 May

23 February 2021 12:54 PM
Tags:
Jacob Zuma
Corruption
Fraud
Thales
Trial

Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma reflects on the upcoming trial of the former president and the arms company.

Former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales fraud, corruption and racketeering trial linked to the multi-billion-rand Arms Deal will begin on 17 May.

The matter was heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday morning in absentia of the accused.

RELATED: Zuma, Thales arms deal case back in court today, matter likely to be postponed

Representatives for both parties appeared before Judge Nkosinathi Chili and cited that they were ready to commence with the trial.

Mandy Wiener on the Midday Report chats to Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma to reflect on the matter.

The proceedings were short as senior state prosecutor advocate Billy Downer told the court that the state had met with the defence team for both Zuma and Thales and the pre-trial matters had been concluded and all parties had agreed for the 17 May.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - Eyewitness News

Listen below to the full conversation:




23 February 2021 12:54 PM
Tags:
Jacob Zuma
Corruption
Fraud
Thales
Trial

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