South Africa's Zuma asks prosecutors to drop graft charges
Thursday February 1 2018
South African President Jacob Zuma is accused of corruption, fraud, money-laundering and racketeering. FILE PHOTO | NMG
President Jacob Zuma has faced and denied numerous corruption allegations since taking office.
South Africa’s High Court reinstated the graft charges in April 2016 and the Supreme Court upheld that decision in October, rejecting an appeal by Zuma and describing the NPA’s decision to set aside the charges as “irrational”.
The opposition has called for Zuma to be removed from office before delivering the State of the Nation Address on February 8.