Jacob Zuma faces corruption charges

Jacob ZumaSouth Africa's director of public prosecutions said Zuma would be charged for corruption. (Image source: GovernmentZA/Flickr)Former President Jacob Zuma faces corruption charges related to an arms deal in the late 1990s, Reuters reported on Friday

Zuma stepped down a little more than a month earlier after his party, African National Congress, asked him to step down. Zuma faces over 16 charges of corruption. 

He is also accused of being involved in a 30bn rand (US$2.5bn) arms deal, which happened before he became president.

Zuma denies the charges that include 12 counts of fraud, two counts of corruption, one count of money laundering and one count of racketeering.

“After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution of Mr Zuma on the charges listed in the indictment,” Abrahams said, according to the report.

Meanwhile it was busy as usual for President Cyril Ramaphosa, who succeeded Zuma, as he continues plans to visit Mozambique and Zimbabwe as the chairman of the Southern African Development Community to focus on matters such as regional economic integration.

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