Dali Mpofu To Represent Jacob Zuma In Corruption Trial

He will plead not guilty to corruption, fraud and racketeering. However, another adjournment is on the cards

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A confirmation was given by advocate Dali Mpofu that he is representing former president Jacob Zuma on corruption and fraud charges in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Wednesday.

In March, Mpofu was embroiled in a “shut up” rant went and represented former SA Revenue Service (Sars) boss Tom Moyane at the state capture inquiry.

On Wednesday, the gallery was full of Zuma supporters and family, including his children Edward, Duduzile and Duduzane. Zandile Gumede, KZN premier Sihle Zikalala, health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu and suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule were also present.

The Pietermaritzburg high court precinct was abuzz before Zuma’s appearance. Hawkers selling ANC memorabilia set up stalls around Freedom Square, where a stage was erected for Zuma to address supporters after the proceedings.

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