South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma to be tried for corruption

The corruption trial of former South African former President Jacob Zuma will hold, following a court decision to deny him a permanent stay of persecution.

The Friday ruling by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the Pietermaritzburg High Court paves way for Zuma’s trial on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal to start on Oct. 15.

Zuma, who was in office from 2009-2018, had applied for a permanent stay of prosecution from 16 charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to…

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