Former President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Tuesday accused the State of wasting taxpayers’ money by proceeding with the case started in 2003 till today against his father.
Zuma and French arms company Thales face charges of fraud, corruption, and racketeering linked to the multi-billion-rand Arms Deal.
The former president appeared in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday where the matter was postponed to 8 September after the State requested more time to prepare its case.
However, Zuma has been pleading for a day in court in order, to tell the truth about the people he knows they have benefited from Arms deal.
Yet, there are numerous confusing pertaining to the case. Zuma claimed that the sooner he gets his day, the better as he is getting older.
State prosecutor Billy Downer said that while they were ready to start with the trial against Zuma and Thales, it could be difficult getting some witnesses who were abroad to testify in the matter due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Zuma’s son Edward Zuma said that the State was victimising his father.
“We are unhappy and I think it has to go to a level wherein they themselves should make an application to strike this matter off the roll because they don’t know what they want from Mr Zuma,” he said.
The Zuma’s son said the State had no case against his father and suspected that the matter would be postponed again in September.