pretoria - South African former president Jacob Zuma will appear in court on Friday for suspected corruption, fraud and money laundering.
The allegations are linked to an alleged bribe affair before he was president. Justice investigated for years whether Zuma had taken bribes from arms manufacturers and prosecuted him before. Prosecutors withdrew the charges in 2009, a few months before Zuma became president.
A South African appeals court confirmed last year that it was 'irrational' to stop the persecution of Zuma. Earlier, a lower court had already reached that conclusion. That cleared the way to prosecuting Zuma again in criminal terms.
The Public Prosecutor now accuses the former president of sixteen criminal offenses. Zuma denies all accusations.
The Zuma presidency ended last month. He then stepped up before a vote of no confidence could be put to the vote.
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