Former president Jacob Zuma’s special plea to have state prosecutor Billy Downer recused for alleged bias has been dismissed, and his arms deal corruption trial is set to proceed.

Judge Piet Koen handed down the dismissal ruling on Tuesday morning, while Zuma sat in the dock in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg. Koen set down April 11 as the new trial date...

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