Zuma fails to avoid corruption trial: Court dismisses appeal

Zuma fails to avoid corruption trial: Court dismisses appeal

Former President Jacob Zuma has once again had his appeal attempt dismissed by the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The embattled politician will now stand trial.

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Ex-president Jacob Zuma has been unsuccessful in his attempt to avoid standing trial on corruption charges.

Briefly.co.za reported that the politician had waited until the eleventh hour to announce his intention to appeal, successfully stalling not only the trial but a State Capture Inquiry appearance.

On Friday, the Pietermartizburg High Court dismissed his application, unanimously finding that he had no chance of success in the appeal attempt.

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The cash-strapped ANC veteran is now responsible for the costs involved ahead of what is set to be a pricey legal battle.

Zuma will now stand trial for his part in the Thales arms deal debacle, which is set to resume next year.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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