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Arms deal graft trial against S.African ex-president Zuma adjourned to May 26

A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal was adjourned on Monday (May 17) to May 26, and his defence lawyer said Zuma would plead not guilty when the hearing finally starts.

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