South Africa judge postpones Zuma corruption trial until September Jaime Jansen at 1:09 PM ET
[JURIST] The judge presiding over the much-anticipated corruption trial of former South Africa deputy president Jacob Zuma [party profile] Monday postponed proceedings until September 5. The prosecution sought to have the trial postponed for further investigation, while the defense sought to have the case withdrawn. Zuma was indicted on corruption charges [JURIST report] last November, and has said the charges are part of a conspiracy to discredit him politically [JURIST report] in order to prevent him from challenging South African President Thabo Mbeki [BBC profile] in the 2009 presidential election.
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