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Zuma to plead ‘not guilty’ when corruption trial resumes on 26 May

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The corruption trial of former president Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, French arms manufacturer Thales, has begun. Judge Piet Koen adjourned today’s proceedings until 26 May, to accommodate an application regarding the presence of state advocate Billy Downer in the case. Zuma’s formal plea of ‘not guilty’ will be entered on the same day. The trial is set to run from 17 May to 20 June 2021, and such days afterwards as are required.
The corruption trial of former president Jacob Zuma and his co-accused, French arms manufacturer Thales, has begun. Judge Piet Koen adjourned today’s proceedings until 26 May, to accommodate an application regarding the presence of state advocate Billy Downer in the case. Zuma’s formal plea of ‘not guilty’ will be entered on the same day. The trial is set to run from 17 May to 20 June 2021, and such days afterwards as are required.
Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini apperars before Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (SCOPA) in the Old Assembly in Parliament. Dlamini was asked before SCOPA to discuss social grants
In September 2018 former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini was ordered by the Constitutional Court to personally pay 20% of the legal costs of the applicants in a drawn-out case involving the South African Social Security Agency and Cash Paymaster Services, regarding the payment of social grants. Dlamini resisted for some time, but has finally paid up.
In September 2018 former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini was ordered by the Constitutional Court to personally pay 20% of the legal costs of the applicants in a drawn-out case involving the South African Social Security Agency and Cash Paymaster Services, regarding the payment of social grants. Dlamini resisted for some time, but has finally paid up.
Dlamini complies with court order, pays CSO legal costs
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Representation of former president Jacob Zuma in court
Sixteen years of dodging corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges may finally be at an end for former president Jacob Zuma, who is set to go on trial for those charges on Monday 17 May. We say ‘may’ because Zuma currently has no legal team and there has been speculation that the case could be postponed on Monday if he fails to secure legal representation by then.
Sixteen years of dodging corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges may finally be at an end for former president Jacob Zuma, who is set to go on trial for those charges on Monday 17 May. We say ‘may’ because Zuma currently has no legal team and there has been speculation that the case could be postponed on Monday if he fails to secure legal representation by then.
Zuma corruption trial to commence on 17 May, postponement not ruled out

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Conduct of Seriti commission judges to be investigated
Corruption Watch and Right2Know successfully challenged the findings of the Seriti commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption in the controversial arms deal of 1999. Now, two years after the commission's report was set aside by the High Court, Judges Willie Seriti and Hendrick Musi, who presided over it, face an investigation into their conduct in the matter.
Corruption Watch and Right2Know successfully challenged the findings of the Seriti commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption in the controversial arms deal of 1999. Now, two years after the commission's report was set aside by the High Court, Judges Willie Seriti and Hendrick Musi, who presided over it, face an investigation into their conduct in the matter.

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