Contempt: Jacob Zuma gets 15-month jail term for defying court order

The trial of former South African president Jacob Zuma for corruption was adjourned again until Oct. 17 in a Pietermaritzburg High Court  on Monday.

The case was adjourned pending the outcome of Zuma’s leave to appeal.

Zuma faces corruption, fraud, money laundering, and racketeering charges.

Presiding Judge Piet Koen has called for an adjournment until 17 October pending the 80-year-old’s leave to appeal.

Read Also:

Court rejects ex-South African president Zuma’s bid to stop corruption trial

South African court issues arrest warrant for ex-president Zuma

S. Africa Court orders Former President Zuma to repay huge legal fee

The judge said that a further holding date for the trial to continue would be determined.

Zuma’s legal team made the application requesting for the removal of chief prosecutor, Billy Downer, accusing him of being biased.

Zuma is accused of receiving kickbacks to the tune of over R4 million between 1995 and 2004.

He denied all the charges against him.

If found guilty, the former president would face up to 25 years in prison.

Vanguard News Nigeria

Subscribe for latest Videos

Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.