Citizens react: Zuma postpones trial he's been waiting 14 years for

Citizens react: Zuma postpones trial he's been waiting 14 years for

- Jacob Zuma's long-awaited trial was cut short in an anticlimactic moment on Tuesday morning

- The former president's lawyer claimed that he was ready to rumble and had been for the last 14 years

- Meanwhile, Zuma will exercise his right to appeal the ruling concerning his permanent stay of prosecution

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Today was the day that Jacob Zuma would finally begin his long-overdue corruption trial, or was it?

News24 reports that in the same breath the former president's legal team said he has been anticipating his moment for over a decade, they postponed the matter.

The postponement was requested in order to allow Zuma to appeal the ruling on his request for the charges to be permanently dropped.

READ ALSO: Zuma to run gauntlet: Corruption trial and State Capture Inquiry loom

Briefly.co.za reported that the Pietermaritzburg High Court had denied the former president's application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

The trial, which will now continue in February next year, rekatel to charges of corruption, fraud and money-laundering in the Thales arms deal debacle.

Zuma's nephew had raised concerns over his uncle's ability to have access to a fair trial after years of negative impressions cast against him.

It seems as if Msholozi has taken his nephew's advice into account and will give avoiding the trial one last shot.

Citizens shared their views on the situation on social media, this is what they had to say:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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