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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 800 Corruption Charges Finally Get Zuma to Face Prosecution

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 800 Corruption Charges Finally Get Zuma to Face Prosecution

The president, who is accused of corruption, fraud, money-laundering and racketeering, has always insisted he is innocent.

Zuma and other government officials were accused of taking kickbacks from the $5bn purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and other arms manufactured by five European firms, including British military equipment maker BAE Systems and French company Thales.

Charges were first brought against Zuma in 2005 but dropped by prosecutors in 2009.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Says Disappointed By Ruling of Supreme Court of Appeal

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Says Disappointed By Ruling of Supreme Court of Appeal

“The decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal today‚ whilst disappointing‚ was much anticipated‚” the presidency said in a statement.

“The effect of the decision is that the only legitimate decision made by the NPA is to prosecute President Zuma‚” the presidency said.

“Importantly‚ it means that the representations have not been considered and the expectation is that the NDPP will now consider these representations under the correct prescripts of the law and make a legitimate decision relating thereto.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: Supreme Court Will On Thursday Hear PDP’s Case

Supreme Court will in Abuja, hear the case filed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

Appellate Judge Wanjiru Karanja said the seven officials would be released immediately. She said the parties in the labor dispute had seven days to find a resolution.

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