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French arms company Thales’ legal team says they will challenge racketeering charges brought against it in their criminal matter with co-accused former President Jacob Zuma, potentially delaying the trial further.

This was revealed in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday when the matter for the company and Zuma was heard before Judge Kate Pillay.

Representing Thales, advocate Barry Roux made the declaration as dates for their postponement was discussed.

The court also adjourned the corruption trial to September 8 so that documents between the various parties could be furnished.

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A trial date has not been set yet, and the court will convene to determine if the case is trial ready at the next hearing in three months.



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