Former South African President, Jacob Zuma Appears In Court To Face His Corruption Trial

Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, appeared in court today in the coastal city of Durban, to face the $2.5 billion arms deal corruption charges levied against him by the National Prosecutor.
The septuagenarian is facing 16 charges including fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
Wearing a resilient smile over his dark suit, Jacob Zuma waved to the thousands of supporters that flooded the entrance of the High Court in Durban shortly before the trial started.
Armed security operatives in riot gear barricaded the square outside the court, as Zuma’s hometown supporters sttod strong to express their solidarity to him.
Some of Zuma’s supporters marched to the court, in the trademark colours of the national ruling party, they carried placards reading, “Hands off Zuma” while performing the “Toyi-Toyi” protest dance popular used during South Africa’s apartheid struggle.
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