Friday, 13 October 2017

South Africa President Jacob Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules



South Africa's President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

 
It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms deal.


The charges had been set aside eight years ago, enabling Mr Zuma to become president.


The president has always maintained his innocence.


In a statement, Mr Zuma's office said the ruling was "disappointing", but anticipated.
The president now expected South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to consider representations from his legal team before making a decision about whether to prosecute him, it added.




BBC     News.