Update: The case has been postponed to July 27 to the Pietermaritzburg seat of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court. Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to address his supporters.
Former president Jacob Zuma appeared in the Durban high court today. He faces 16 charges relating to 783 payments allegedly received when he was still deputy president to influence the outcome of the multi-billion rand arms deal.
Zuma is alleged to have received bribes from French arms maker Thint, via his erstwhile financial adviser Schabir Shaik. A representative from Thint is expected to appear in the dock alongside Zuma. The State has managed to narrow its list of witnesses to 207. These include SAPS members, audit firm KPMG, losing bidder in the arms deal Richard Young and a number of officials from the department of minerals.