S.Africa court adjourns Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial to next month

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FILE PHOTO: South African former President Zuma appears at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg
FILE PHOTO: South African former President Jacob Zuma speaks to supporters after appearing at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

July 20, 2021

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Tuesday adjourned former president Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial to Aug. 10, after the ex-leader applied for a postponement to appear in person rather than virtually.

Zuma is currently in prison after earlier this month starting a 15-month sentence for contempt of court.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf; editing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo)