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South African court upholds ruling reinstating corruption charges against Zuma

South African court upholds ruling reinstating corruption charges against Zuma
FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma attends the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in the capital, Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

South African court upholds ruling reinstating corruption charges against Zuma

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday upheld a ruling by the High Court that had reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, piling further pressure on a head of state already facing several scandals.

Zuma was appealing against a High Court ruling in April 2016 that ordered a review of a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to set aside hundreds of corruption charges against Zuma. That decision allowed Zuma to run for president in 2009. REUTERS