11 October 2019 | SABC News |
Former President Jacob Zuma and French Arms Company, Thales, have lost their bid to avoid prosecution on corruption charges.
They’ll have to appear in court on Tuesday for the start of their trial, which has been delayed for 15 years. Zuma’s legal team argued that the National Prosecuting Authority’s delays, as well as political interference, were reason enough for a permanent stay of prosecution. Thales is accused of agreeing to pay Zuma for protection to avoid an investigation into the controversial arms deal.
Arms Deal critic, author, and director of Open Secrets, Hennie Van Vuuren, joins us.