South African Court Rejects Ex-President Zuma's Bid To Appeal Bribe Trial

A South African court has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma's attempts to appeal against a corruption trial in which he faces charges related to a 1990s arms deal involving the French company Thales.

The High Court in the south-eastern city of Pietermaritzburg on Friday ruled that "Mr Zuma's leave to appeal is dismissed".

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