South Africa’s Zuma ‘disappointed’ by court ruling over corruption charges

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FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Zuma addresses an anti-crime meeting in Cape Town
FILE PHOTO: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma addresses an anti-crime meeting in Elsie’s River, Cape Town, South Africa May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

October 13, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Friday he was “disappointed” by a Supreme Court of Appeal decision to uphold a High Court ruling to reinstate hundreds of corruption charges filed against him before he became president.

In a statement from his office, Zuma said he now expects the National Prosecuting Authority to consider representations on the case before making decision to prosecute him. The statement did not spell out the representations.

(Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by James Macharia)

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