Former president, Jacob Zuma says he doesn’t know why he’s being taken to court when he hasn’t done anything wrong.
He appeared briefly for the first time in the Durban High Court on Friday.
Zuma’s facing sixteen charges of corruption, racketeering, money laundering and fraud in connection with the controversial multibillion-rand arms deal.
His case has been postponed until June.
Speaking in mostly isiZulu, Zuma addressed thousands of supporters outside the court, saying he’s innocent until proven otherwise.
“I still have full rights like everyone else,” Zuma told supporters.
The State says it’s ready to proceed with the trial and has given a date for the 12th of November.
But Zuma’s lawyers will first be challenging the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to reinstate the charges.