March 26, 2018 / 6:10 PM / 8 months ago

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

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

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.

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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