South Africa’s former President and polygamist goes on trial


Jacob Tomatto: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

Former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma was charged with corruption. This was stated on Friday, March 16, the country’s General Prosecutor Shaun Abrahams (Shaun Abrahams), reports Reuters.

According to him, 75-year-old politician will be prosecuted for the deal on the supply of arms, done in the late 1990-ies. It amounted to 30 billion Rand ($2.5 billion). At the time Zuma was the Vice President. Corruption in this transaction had previously been sent to prison by his former financial adviser.

The representative of the Prosecutor General’s office said that a total of 16 policies impose charges for 783 cases alleged violations.

“After studying the matter, I think there is a real possibility of a successful prosecution of Zuma on charges listed in the indictment,” said Abrams. He added that the former President denies any wrongdoing.

Zuma announced the resignation on 15 February during a TV address to the nation due to pressure from the ruling African national Congress (ANC). As the new leader was elected, former Vice-President Cyril of Ramaphosa. He promised the citizens to make efforts in the fight against corruption.

In recent times the opposition has repeatedly accused the ruling party and President of embezzlement of state property. Time Zuma at the head of the state was to expire in 2019, He led the country the last ten years. Policies origin Zulu and polygamy. His five official wives and, according to various estimates, three more informal.

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