ZUMA’S LAWYER SAYS REASON TO REINSTATE CORRUPTION CHARGES NOT CLEAR

JOHANNESBURG– The legal representative of former South African president Jacob Zuma is considering taking on review the decision by the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma.

NPA Director Shaun Abrahams announced on Friday that Zuma would be prosecuted on charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

Zuma’s lawyer, Michael Hulley, said over the weekend that after careful consideration on the matter, he feels the reason for the decision is not clear, as the rationale behind it is not clearly outlined in the communication furnished to him as Zuma’s legal representative.

He said that while it appeared the likely cause of action would be to take Abrahams’ decision on review, this would only be done after careful consideration and consultation with his client.

The charges against Zuma were dropped by the former acting director of the NPA, Mokotedi Mpshe, just before the 2009 South African general election in a decision which the Pretoria High Court found to be irrational in 2016.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK