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Former South African President Jacob Zuma to face corruption charges
Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution over 783 counts of longstanding corruption, fraud and other charges weeks after he resigned as South Africa’s president.
Former president Jacob Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face prosecution on corruption charges that haunted much of his term in office, the country’s chief prosecutor said Friday.

 

“After consideration of the matter there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of Mr Zuma,” said National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams at a media briefing in Pretoria.

“A trial court would be the most appropriate (venue) for the ventilation of the issues.”

 

Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution over 783 counts of longstanding corruption, fraud and other charges weeks after he resigned as South Africa’s president.

Shaun Abrahams, head of South Africa’s national prosecuting authority, said on Friday that he would bring back the case against Mr Zuma relating to a 1990s arms deal.

 

The decision will compound the woes of Mr Zuma after the ruling African National Congress forced him to resign last month in favour of Cyril Ramaphosa, who defeated Mr Zuma’s preferred successor to become ANC leader last year.

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