Zuma to be charged for corruption
16 March 2018 | Politics
Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted on 18 charges of corruption, the National Prosecuting Authority announced this afternoon. The charges include more than 700 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. He denies the charges. Last year the South African Supreme Court confirmed a High Court decision that former NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe erred when he decided to drop the corruption charges against Zuma in 2009. Zuma filed papers with the NPA on January 31, in which he gave reasons why he should not face fraud and corruption charges. The NPA had set an initial deadline of November 30, but after a request from Zuma, the former president was granted a seven-week extension. On November 30, the DA filed papers with the NPA outlining why the 18 charges on 783 counts of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and racketeering against Zuma, should be reinstituted.
Additional reporting by ANA, IOL