Ex- South African President, Jacob Zuma To Face Corruption Charges

Ex- South African President, Jacob Zuma To Face Corruption Charges

The former South African President, Jacob Zuma has been sued to court over corruption allegations.

The country’s Chief prosecutor made the announcement revealing that the former president will be faced with 16 charges bordering on corruption related to an arms deal, racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

The corruption charge leveled against the former president was reported to have occurred in the 1990s to the tune of $2.5 billion.

The fresh corruption allegation comes following Jacob Zuma’s was first corruption charge in 2005 when his financial adviser was jailed on fraud and corruption charges.

The Chief Prosecutor, Shaun Abrahams, said: “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 further noted that the trial comes as part of the country’s legal system appropriateness and the urge to settle the matter. He further noted that there are “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution”.

Jacob Zuma has however maintained his claim of innocence in the case.