South Africa: Zuma gets fresh deadline over corruption case
12 Dec 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma has been issued a fresh deadline to the end of January 2018, by the country’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption.

The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) government arms deal arranged in the late 1990s.

They were filed but then dropped by the NPA shortly before he ran for the presidency.

South Africa’s High Court reinstated the charges last year and the Supreme Court upheld that decision in October, rejecting an appeal by the South African leader and describing the NPA’s decision to set aside the charges as “irrational”.

– Reuters/NAN

Advance your CPD minutes for this content, by signing up and using the CPD Wallet


You must be logged in to post a comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.