JOHANNESBURG– South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), better known as the Hawks, has served a summons on former President Jacob Zuma to appear before the Durban High Court on April 6.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will prosecute Zuma on 16 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
The charges relate to the controversial multi-billion-rand arms deal of the late 1990s, when Zuma was the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Affairs and Tourism in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province.
Earlier this month, the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) at the NPA, Shaun Abrahams, said there was a reasonable prospect of successfully prosecuting Zuma.
Meanwhile, the ruling African National Congress branch in eThekwini, the metropolitan municipality which includes the city of Durban and surrounding towns in KZN, Zuma’s home province, says its members will show their support for the party’s former president.
They have insisted that their show of support will not be done under the banner of the ANC but instead as individuals.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK