March 26, 2018 / 6:10 PM / 6 months ago

South Africa's Zuma to challenge decision to prosecute him in graft case

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Jacob Zuma will mount a legal challenge against the decision of the National Prosecuting Authority to take him to court on corruption charges, the former president’s lawyer said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announces his resignation at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Zuma is due to appear in court on April 6 to face charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a years-old $2.5 billion arms deal. He denies any wrongdoing.

Reporting by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia

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