Zuma Foundation Attacks NPA, Wants Case 'Struck off the Roll'

Zuma Foundation Attacks NPA, Wants Case 'Struck off the Roll'

- Former president Jacob Zuma's foundation released a statement asking for his trial to be put to an end

- The Jacob G Zuma Foundation made claims about the National Prosecuting Authorities alleged plans to postpone the arms deal matter

- The NPA quickly clapped back at Msholozi with their own statement about the claims his foundation made

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Former president Jacob Zuma's foundation wants his corruption trial to be put to an end. The foundation questioned whether the state would ever be ready to go forward with Zuma's corruption case.

The call from the Jacob G Zuma foundation comes after it claimed that the National Prosecuting Authority plans to postpone the arms deal matter to 17 May. The case against Zuma and French company Thales was reportedly expected to start this week.

The statement by Msholozi's foundation was released late on Sunday evening.

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Former pres Jacob's foundation wants Zuma's trial 'struck off'
Former president Jacob Zuma's foundation wants his corruption trial to be put to an end, according to a statement. Image: Unkel/ullstein bild and Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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According to Times Live, the NPA stated that the trial was never meant to start on Tuesday, 23 February as the foundation had claimed, but that date was set for parties in the case to 'resolve outstanding pretrial management issues' before agreeing on a date for the trial and other matters.

IOL reported that the foundation stated it was hopeful that the judiciary would not grant a request to postpone Zuma's trial and once again called for the case to be struck off the roll. To add to this, the Zuma camp said the hearing may be postponed in absentia.

This is due to the fact that JZ may not appear in court himself.

Briefly.co.za previously reported on Zuma after he issued a subtle statement saying that there is still tea at his home in Nkandla. The former president issued the invitation while delivering a virtual keynote address at a umrhabulo session under the theme “Social cohesion and the national question”.

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He told the panellists there that there was still tea to be had at Nkandla, this follows a number of high profile visits to his homestead in Nkandla. Among those who visited were EFF leader Julius Malema and most recently Police Minister Bheki Cele.

Police Minister Bheki Cele eventually broke his silence on his meeting with former president Jacob Zuma. He said that the meeting was a matter of national security given the current political climate in the country according to SABC.

However, he did not clarify what he spoke about with Zuma or in which capacity he made his visit, as Police Minister or ANC NEC member.

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