Former South African President Jacob Zuma will face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption, Chief Prosecutor Shaun Abrahams said on Friday. He said there were “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution”, BBC reported.
Zuma has been accused, among other things, of using government money to build a luxurious private home. He will be prosecuted in a corruption case related to 30 billion rand arms deal in the late 1990s. Under his rule, economic growth slowed down and unemployment reached record levels.
Zuma was forced to resign from the president’s post by his party, the African National Congress, in February. Cyril Ramaphosa was declared his successor.
Zuma has denied the corruption allegations.