Former South African President Jacob Zuma appeared in court Friday to face corruption charges. The 75-year-old’s spent 15-minute in the High Court in Durban. The appearance was brief but significant, coming just under two months after his resignation.
Addressing supporters outside the courthouse Friday, Zuma criticized the charges as politically motivated.
“Innocent until proven otherwise,” he said after appearing at the Durban High Court to faces 16 counts of corruption charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
Earlier in it, a defiant Zuma smiled and waved to hundreds of supporters as he entered the building.
In court, the prosecution told Judge Themba Sishi that they have agreed with the defense to postpone the case until June 8.