South African court summons former president Jacob Zuma to court in corruption case

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

South African court summons former president Jacob Zuma to court in corruption case

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

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

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 14 after he was ordered to do so by his party, the African National Congress.

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