The highly anticipated start of the Jacob Zuma arms deal trial has been postponed to May 26 in the Pietermaritzburg high court.

Judge Piet Koen deliberated about a plea from Zuma’s defence for advocate Billy Downer SC — who leads the states case — to recuse himself. ..

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