Feeling somewhat under the weather, former president Jacob Zuma was still well enough to celebrate with hundreds of supporters who had gathered in Freedom Square‚ which flanks the Pietermaritzburg High Court, where he appeared on Friday on corruption charges. Zuma told his supporters he was struggling with his voice‚ but he still managed to fire shots at his detractors, making veiled threats that he would one day reveal all about the plot to prosecute him. Zuma seemed to have been buoyed by his newly appointed lawyers‚ saying his legal team would thwart the latest attempt to charge him. "These lawyers that I have with me now‚ because [former lawyer] Mr Kemp will retire‚ don’t mess around. They are not afraid to go to trial‚ but it would just not be fair if we did." Zuma faces graft charges relating to alleged malfeasance in the controversial arms deal‚ with charges reinstated almost a decade to the day when they were first brought. His appearance before Judge Isaac Madondo was brief...

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