Zuma getting his day in court as NPA reinstate corruption charges

Zuma getting his day in court as NPA reinstate corruption charges

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has reinstated the corruption and fraud charges against former head of state Jacob Zuma.

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On Friday, NPA boss Shaun Abrahams confirmed Zuma would be prosecuted following the Supreme Court of Appeal's ruling last year to overturn the 2009 verdict to drop all charges against him.

The former president would be facing 18 charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering, which is connected to 783 payments from his former advisor Shabir Shaik, Eyewitness News reported.

Earlier this week it was reported that Zuma's legal fees amounted to R15.3 million over nine years, which was paid using taxpayers' money.

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In January, Zuma narrowly made the deadline given by Abrahams to submit reasons why he should not be legally challenged.

However, Briefly.co.za gathered after weeks of deliberation, a team of five senior state prosecutors recommended he be prosecuted.

Two weeks ago Abrahams said the team had given a recommendation and he would be making an announcement soon.

Reports suggest over 200 people agreed to testify as witnesses if Zuma's case goes to trial.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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