Ex-pres­i­dent Zuma in the dock

COR­RUP­TION: Charges over $2.5b arms deal in­clude rack­e­teer­ing and money laun­der­ing

The East African - - FRONT PAGE - A JOINT RE­PORT

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.

Pic­ture: File

Former SA Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma.

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