Yes, Mr. “I want my day in court” is now doing everything to ensure that his corruption proceedings are postponed again. Jacob Zuma, who is currently incarcerated in Estcourt Prison in KZN, will resume his fraud case in Pietermaritzburg on Monday – and we have a live stream of the procedure described below in this article.
Why is Jacob Zuma back on trial?
For those of you who are struggling to keep up with the latest legal battle , where Zuma is in, we don’t blame yourself – he’s currently in litigation. However, the corruption process has been running on the start-stop principle for three years. A constant stream of delays and disruptions has put responsibility for uBaba on its way.
His seedy agreements with French arms dealer Thales in the 1990s resulted in 16 different charges, including fraud and extortion. Zuma pleaded not guilty when he last appeared in court at the PMB facility. But this time he’s up the ante – and the former president’s legal department believes they can mess up the bank again.
LIVE-STREAM of the Jacob Zuma corruption proceedings, Monday, July 19
How the defense plans to achieve another delay
The Zuma camp is being given tacit assurance that they can derail the process again. Later today, attorneys plan to withdraw senior prosecutor Billy Downer from the case, accusing him of having an outstanding bias against Msholozi. They also claim that the QC worked for the CIA and openly wants to discredit the ex-head of state – but these allegations are unconfirmed.
Also the type of hearing – online via a virtual platform – has Jacob Zuma and upset his legal collective. They believe that a process of this magnitude can only be held in person and will therefore have to wait for the level 4 coronavirus restrictions to be lifted. You have also raised concerns about holding this corruption case after the recent riots.
JGZ Foundation is pushing for postponement
Much of the riots that struck South Africa last week were linked to Zuma supporters angry at his arrest. Without a trace of irony, the JGZ Foundation called for “more calm in the country” before this process is resumed.