Former South African President Jacob Zuma Faces Corruption Trial

  • National Prosecuting Authority’s head Shaun Abrahams said trial court is the appropriate place for deciding prosecution of former South African President Jacob Zuma for 16 charges (including money laundering, racketeering, and fraud) of corruption in $2.5 billion arms deal in late 1990s. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) forced Zuma to resign last month as president of South Africa. Chief Prosecutor Shaun believes there are “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution” in the concerned case. Reports say French arms supplier Thales is also going to face charges in the multi-billion-dollar arms deal.