The Pietermaritzburg High Court has postponed former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial until 9 September.
Zuma and French arms company, Thales, face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering, and money laundering over the multi-billion rand deal.
The convicted criminal has launched legal action against a State prosecutor in the case as a precursor to the trial.
Jacob Zuma wants State prosecutor, Billy Downer, removed from this trial, alleging bias.
He insists that the case forms part of a smear campaign by his political detractors and Downer is part of some conspiracy against him.
He was expected to make this argument in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday but the matter has since been postponed due to his hospitalization.
In other news – Killer Kau and Mpura have died – Kabza De Small was with them
South African musicians Mpura and Killer Kau have passed away. It is believed the two died on their way to a gig to Rustenburg.
According to a source who spoke to the publication, the two passed away after a car crash. It is also believed that Kabza De Small was with the two on the night before they passed away. Read More