Ex-president Zuma in the dock
CORRUPTION: Charges over $2.5b arms deal include racketeering and money laundering
Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal, later telling a crowd he would be proven innocent in the long running case that resurfaced after his fall from power.
Zuma’s transition from “Mr President” to “Accused Number One” in less than two months is a significant setback for the 75year-old, whose nine years in office were marked by economic stagnation and credit downgrades.
Former SA President Jacob Zuma.