The corruption trial of former South African president Jacob Zuma, is scheduled to resume online this Tuesday. The office of the chief justice announced this after the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg last week declared that the case would be heard in open court.
Jacob Zuma is currently in prison for contempt of court , but since last week he’s has been in a nearby hospital.
His legal team had complained that a virtual appearance would infringe on his rights. But Zuma is still in hospital on the eve of the trial proceedings and a postponement is likely.
The NPA on behalf of all the parties sent a joint letter to Hon Judge Koen reflecting the parties agreement to postpone the hearing at the Pmb High Court due to the ongoing hospitalisation of Pre Zuma.
On the 10th Aug at 10h00 the matter will be heared virtually for postponement
— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) August 9, 2021
His lawyers are expected to offer evidence of his undisclosed medical issues which could lead to a further postponement of the corruption case.