Former South Africa Leader,Jacob Zuma has been Charged with Corruption

Jacob Zuma Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

In a severe legal blow to Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, national prosecutors announced on Friday that they would reinstate corruption charges against him in a case related to a multibillion-dollar arms deal in the late 1990s.

Shaun Abrahams, South Africa’s chief prosecutor, said there were “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution” of Mr. Zuma.

The announcement was the latest — though, most likely, not final — chapter in a long-running corruption case that nearly derailed Mr. Zuma’s bid for the presidency, tarnished the image of South Africa’s governing African National Congress and laid the seeds of a culture of graft that has flourished in recent years.



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