“Jacob Zuma too sick to appear before a court”, his lawyer says

The former south African president Jacob Zuma failed to appear before the court as his trial resume on Tuesday. His lawyer justifies his absence by the fact that his client is too sick to appear.

According to the lawyer of Jacob Zuma, this latter failed to appear at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg for medical reasons.

He is facing 16 counts of fraud and racketeering related to an arms deal in the 1990s.

Mr Zuma denies the charges, insisting they’re politically motivated.

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He was recently granted medical parole and is recovering from surgery.

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