Johannesburg – Former embattled president, Jacob Zuma, has demanded an acquittal from charges of corruption relating to the much publicised arms deal case.
This is according to papers that were filed at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.
Zuma pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering, in May.
It was then decided that the former president’s special plea application will be argued on July 19.
Zuma’s new representative, Dali Mpofu SC, argued that Downer lacked independence and impartiality to deliver a fair trial.
The state alleges Zuma received over R4 million in bribes from his former financial adviser Shabir Shaik, in relation to the Arms Deal, among others.
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