Tebogo Msimanga |
Jacob Zuma Foundation on Sunday said it has noted that the State, “without stating any reason, has now said that it will be ready to start with the criminal trial on 17 May 2021.”
In a statement, the foundation further said this is not the first time such a promise is made. “While we as the Foundation doubt the readiness of the State to ever run this case, we hope our judiciary will not tolerate any further postponement beyond this date.”
The case against Zuma and French company Thales was expected in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday, February 23
The foundation added that these postponements carry on President Zuma’s rights to be continuously violated.
“We will continue to ask the judiciary to strike this case off until the State is really ready rather than to parade President Zuma as a criminal. The taxpayers purse is wasted in the process. We thank South African Citizens who continue with an unwavering support to President Zuma and condemn the continued prejudice at the hands of the politicized system.”