South Africa withdraws corruption charges against Zuma’s son
25 Jan 2019

South African prosecutors on Thursday provisionally withdrew corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma.

Duduzane Zuma faced charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption related to his dealings with the Guptas, three Indian-born brothers accused of using their relationship with former president Zuma to win state contracts.

The Guptas and Zumas deny wrongdoing.

Zuma appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Johannesburg which confirmed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) had withdrawn the case pending further evidence.

The NPA’s failure to build a case against Duduzane Zuma is a setback for its promised fight against graft.

– By Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters, 24 January 2019.

Link to Reuters.

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