South Africa postpones case of corruption against former president Zuma

The former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma sat on Friday in benches of the defendants charged of corruption in a case that stoked the discomfort of the population and caused his resignation.

Jacob Zuma seemed relaxed during the brief hearing in which the trial was postponed until June 8. He later left the courthouse in the coastal city of Durban to address a large number of supporters, many of them wearing the clothes of the African National Congress, the party in power.

According to Zuma, the charges against him respond to political motivations.

The leadership of the ruling party forced Zuma to resign in February after a leadership crisis that destabilized a formation that had already been weakened by other scandals during his presidency.

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