DA happy that corruption case against Jacob Zuma and Thales finally going to trial

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said that it was delighted that the case against former President Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales was finally going to trial. Zuma and Thales face corruption, money laundering and racketeering charges linked to the multi-billion rand arms deal. The case was heard without the accused present in the Pietermaritzburg […]

Jacob Zuma’s long-awaited day in court finally set

Former president Jacob Zuma and French arms dealer Thales will finally go on trial in May. The corruption case against the two came before Judge Nkosinathi Chili, sitting in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg, briefly on Tuesday morning. The accused were not in court but were represented by their legal teams. The case was […]

Zuma Foundation accuses State of violating former president’s rights

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has taken a swipe at the State, accusing it of abusing the courts and violating the former president’s rights. Zuma and French arms company, Thales, are expected to appear at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, but his foundation claimed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was not ready to […]

Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial postponed yet again

The long-delayed trial of former president Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, French arms company Thales, on charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and racketeering linked to the multibillion-rand 1999 arms deal has been postponed until 8 December. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said all parties have by agreement “committed to the postponement of the matter […]

French arms company Thales

French arms company Thales argues in Zuma case

French arms company Thales has argued they have been unfairly targeted by prosecutors on Tuesday. Advocate Anton Katz for Thales told the Pietermaritzburg High Court that former NDPP Shaun Abrahams’ behaviour was unconstitutional while attempting to prosecute them. The company is currently arguing for a permanent stay of prosecution for Thales along with former president […]