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Cue the violins: Zuma ‘poor, sick and risking his life for ...


Cue the violins: Zuma ‘poor, sick and risking his life for justice’

Dudu Myeni and other allies in court to support former president, whose corruption trial is postponed yet again

Senior reporter

The man who sat in the dock in Court A in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday was nothing but a poor pensioner who put his life at risk to have his day in court.

That’s the image Jacob Zuma’s legal team sought to portray when the former president appeared in the dock for the umpteenth time since 2006, when corruption charges were initiated.

Defence advocate Muzi Sikhakhane told the court that while it may embarrass Zuma, he had to reveal that the former president was a pensioner who could not afford to pay his legal fees. Therefore, any further delays would prejudice him...

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