Cape Town – Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption case is set to be back in court on Tuesday, but he is not expected to appear, according to EWN.
Zuma, 79, was granted medical parole on September 5, two months into a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court.
He faces 16 counts of fraud, graft and racketeering related to the 1999 purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and equipment from five European arms firms.
Zuma is accused of taking bribes from one of the firms, French defence giant Thales, which has been charged with corruption and money laundering.
Both deny wrongdoing
When Zuma last appeared before the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, Judge Piet Koen adjourned the case after parties agreed to allow time for the assessment of his medical records, EWN said.
Judge Koen also said the matter must return to open court in the absence of Zuma.
Court proceedings have been repeatedly delayed for more than a decade as Zuma’s lawyers have fought to have the charges dropped.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu
Additional reporting by AFP