The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute former President Jacob Zuma on charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering.
NPA head Shaun Abrahams announced the decision on Friday afternoon in Pretoria. The charges are related to the multi-billion rand arms deal in the late 1990s.
ANC National sokesperson Pule Mabe says, “The former president of the ANC and the Republic of South Africa President Zuma is of course presumed innocent until proven otherwise. The NPA must be given space to do its work. He must also be accorded the same space to be able to attend to the issues that have been brought forward and I am sure that we have got a constitution in this country that protects the rights of all. We welcome the decision and we will be watching the developments quite closely.”