JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma was due back at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday, after his lawyers requested an adjournment because they said he was being questioned unfairly.
Zuma, ousted by the governing African National Congress (ANC) party in February 2018, ducked and dived during three days of testimony at the inquiry this week, before his lawyers requested the adjournment on Wednesday.
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The inquiry, which Zuma agreed to set up in his final weeks in office, is shining a spotlight on the allegations of corruption and influence-peddling that were a hallmark of his nine years in power.
Zuma, 77, has long denied the allegations against him. But since his ousting a year and a half ago he has fewer ways of defending himself.
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Zuma’s successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, is on a drive to clean up politics.
Before the adjournment, Zuma’s lawyers had argued that...
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