South African court suspends Zuma arms deal corruption proceedings


The South African court approved former President Jacob Zuma’s request on Tuesday to postpone his corruption trial and postpone the trial for three weeks. Zuma was accused of resigning in the 1990s due to a $2 billion arms deal. In May, he pleaded not guilty to allegations of corruption, fraud and money laundering.

For more than a decade, she has avoided criminal prosecution and identified herself as a victim of politically motivated persecution of witches.

Attempts to hold him accountable are seen as a test of the state's ability to hold powerful politicians accountable.

"The trial was adjourned until August 10-13, 2021," said Pietermaritzburg judge Piet Cohen. He did not give a reason for the delay

He did appear in court in Pietermaritzburg, but remained silent while his legal team argued that his private appearance should be postponed.

Zuma Prison this month sparked some of the worst post-apartheid civil unrest. There are fears that his recent court appearance could spark violent protests from his supporter base. It hasn't happened yet