Zuma given deadline to respond to corruption charges
South African President, Jacob Zuma has been given November 30 deadline to respond to the numerous corruption charges leveled against him before he run for President.
The country’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Friday gave President Zuma the Nov. 30 to make submissions.
It will now wait for Mr. Zuma’s response before deciding on re-instating 783 corruption charges filed against him.
South Africa’s top court of appeal last week ruled to reinstate the several charges of corruption filed against Jacob Zuma before becoming President of the country.
The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to set aside the various corruption charges to allow Mr. Zuma to run for president in 2009 was “irrational”.
State prosecutors set aside the charges in April 2009 helping Mr. Zuma to become president but a high court ruling in 2016 ruled to reinstate the charges.
President Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appealed against the High Court ruling.
Mr. Zuma has an option of seeking review at the Constitutional Court.