SA’s ex-President Zuma in court over arms deal


South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has arrived in a high court in KwaZulu-Natal province for a preliminary session in a long-delayed corruption trial related to a controversial arms deal in the late 1990s.


The multi-billion dollar deal was made between the South African government and French defence company, Thales.

In a statement released in 2018, the company said that it had “no knowledge of any transgressions having been committed by any of its employees” and it has a “zero-tolerance policy on corruption”.

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Mr Zuma denies wrongdoing.

Tuesday’s hearing is mainly for pre-trial proceedings, meaning parties are expected to discuss logistical issues ahead of the start of the actual trial.

South African broadcaster eNCA has tweeted a video of Mr Zuma’s arrival at the Pietermaritzburg High Court:

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