Arms company Thint, the South African branch of French security company Thales, is reportedly likely to be prosecuted. Former President Jacob Zuma, whose lawyers are still being paid with taxpayer money, was paid to lobby directly for the organization.
Zuma has 18 charges laid against him- a result of 783 known transactions between himself and Thint- which include corruption, money laundering and fraud. Zuma’s former financial advisor, Schabir Shaik, was convicted in 2005 for his close association with Thint. While Zuma escaped jail time then, he could now be facing a trial 13 years later.
By: Mikayla Tetreault, Staff Writer