Zuma tapes: A timeline
We look back at the 10 years since the M&G first revealed that the Scorpions were investigating then-deputy president Jacob Zuma. October 9 2001 Schabir Shaik and French defence company Thomson-CSF raided simultaneously in four countries as part of the arms deal probe. The Zuma link to the investigation is not disclosed.
Later that year, Ngcuka is embroiled in allegations he was an apartheid spy. October 2004 Shaik goes on trial.
May 2005 Shaik convicted on all counts, including bribing Zuma. June 2005 New NPA head Vusi Pikoli announces decision to charge Zuma.
President Thabo Mbeki sacks Zuma as deputy president. Zuma begins mobilisation to support his legal and political comeback.
September 2006 Zuma case struck from the role when NPA not ready to proceed, given disputes about validity of raids on Zuma.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Mail & Guardian