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NPA says it will focus on ensuring Jacob Zuma’s arms deal trial resumes in April

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it will now be focusing on ensuring that former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial resumes next month.

The authority’s comments come after the Supreme Court of Appeal’s dismissal of Zuma’s latest bid to have State prosecutor advocate Billy Downer removed from his corruption case.

Spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said the NPA believes that Downer is a credible prosecutor and will remain on the case: “We believe in integrity and credibility of advocate Downer, hence he is proceeding to prosecute the matter.’’

Zuma is facing charges of fraud, graft, and racketeering linked to the controversial arms deal with French arms company Thales.

He will stand trial on 11 April.

-EWN

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