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South African court adjourns Zuma corruption trial until Sept. 21

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The former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial over a 1990s arms deal was adjourned until September 21 and 22 by the South African high on Thursday.

The 12-day postponement was agreed upon between Zuma’s lawyers and prosecutors and granted by Judge Piet Koen at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

South African court adjourns Zuma corruption trial until Sept. 21

South African adjourns Zuma corruption trial until Sept. 21

It is the latest in a series of delays in the long-running case, in which 79-year-old Zuma faces multiple charges including corruption, racketeering, and money laundering over the weapons contract over which he allegedly received kickbacks.

Zuma was jailed for 15 months in July for defying a constitutional order to appear at a separate inquiry into corruption during his scandal-plagued time in office.



He is currently in hospital, however, after the government said on Sunday he had been placed on medical parole for an undisclosed condition.

Zuma, in power from 2009 until 2018, denies wrongdoing and has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

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