Ex-Official Zuma Back in Court in Arms Case

From Times Wire Reports

Fresh from acquittal on rape charges that made worldwide headlines, former Deputy President Jacob Zuma is back in court today in an arms-dealing case highlighting South Africa’s fight against government corruption.

On the same day, 29 lawmakers and travel agents go on trial, accused of defrauding Parliament of up to $3.4 million by misusing vouchers intended for official travel to pay for luxury vacations, meals and car rentals.

Zuma’s supporters say he’s the victim of a vendetta by President Thabo Mbeki.