Jacob Zuma due in South African court next month

Former president is accused of fraud, racketeering and money laundering

Former  South African president Jacob Zuma:   to face charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: to face charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been summoned to appear in court on April 6th on charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

South African police confirmed the summons to a court in Durban was issued on Monday.

Earlier this month, prosecutors announced they were reinstating charges that were thrown out nearly a decade ago in a contentious decision that opened the way for Zuma to become president.

The charges relate to an arms deal in the 1990s, when he was deputy president.

Zuma, whose tenure was marked by scandals, says he has not done anything wrong.

He resigned on February 14th after he was ordered to do so by his party, the African National Congress. – AP