Zuma to face corruption charges

Written by on February 26, 2018

It is still unclear whether former president Jacob Zuma will in fact be facing the 18 charges, including charges of fraud and corruption, against him.

The charges, which were initially withdrawn,  are compiled of 783 unlawful financial transactions involving Zuma.

However, City Press reports that the five-person prosecuting team on Friday recommended that the charges against Zuma be reinstated.

It is understood that this has been a unanimous decision and that their recommendation has been relayed to National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams.

Abrahams will now consider the recommendation and execute the final decision.

According to Eyewitness News, over 200 witnesses have expressed their willingness to testify against the former president.

City Press notes that Abrahams still has his own case to attend to, however.

Abrahams stands accused of showing bias towards Zuma.

As a result, the Pretoria High Court ordered Abrahams to vacate his position in December last year.

Abrahams has now been instructed to hold off on his decision regarding Zuma’s case, until the court has ruled on his own position.



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