A long-delayed corruption trial of Jacob Zuma has opened in South Africa but was adjourned almost immediately for nine days. The Guardian reports that Zuma, who was president from 2009 to 2018, faces charges of fraud, racketeering, and money laundering in connection with the 1999 multi-billion-rand arms deal. The 79-year-old denies the charges against him. Zuma’s advocate, Thabani Masuku confirmed that the former president will plead ‘not guilty’ once the trial gets under way.