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Court dismisses Thales’ bid to challenge racketeering charges


The High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday dismissed – with costs – French arms company Thales and Jacob Zuma’s bid to challenge the racketeering charges against them.

The former president and Thales face corruption, racketeering, and money laundering charges linked to the arms deal.

This means the trial will now proceed.

The National Prosecuting Authority welcomed the ruling.

Spokesperson Sipho Ngwema, said, “The National Prosecuting Authority welcomes the High Court’s decision in dismissing the application of Thale’s – the French arms company when it challenged the racketeering charges.”


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Arianna Katt

Arianna, real name Tshegofatso Maepa, is being attacked by black Twitter for posting revealing photos of herself on social media. Arianna and her four friends shot to fame, or infamy as some would like to say, last year when they made a thirty second Tik Tok video in which they were dancing to the John Vuli Gate song at a petrol station while holding bottles of Russian Bear Vodka. Learn More