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Trial of S.Africa’s ex-leader Zuma on arms deal corruption charges to resume

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma, whose jailing earlier this month triggered riots, is expected to appear virtually on Monday for the latest hearing in a trial related to an arms deal corruption case. Proceedings are due to start later in the morning at Pietermaritzburg High Court. While the security situation has largely been brought under control, there are fears that Zuma’s latest court appearance could once again trigger protests from his support base. Zuma handed himself over to start a 15-month prison sentence this month for failing to appear at an inqui…

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