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Zuma has always said he wanted his day in court - Richard Calland

16 March 2018 4:47 PM
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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is proceeding with charges of corruption against former President Jacob Zuma.

Political Analyst and author Richard Calland says National Prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams will now have to ensure that his prosecutorial team is up to the job and has the ability to convict former President Jacob Zuma.

Abrahams announced on Friday that the state will go ahead and pursue corruption charges against Zuma.

The former president faces 18 charges of fraud corruption and money laundering related to 783 payments from his former advisor Shabir Shaik.

READ: NPA to pursue Zuma prosecution

Calland says the credibility of the process will now be carefully scrutinized by the public.

Jacob Zuma has always said that he wanted his day in court. Perhaps now he will get that.

Richard Calland, Political Analyst and Author

What the national director now has a duty to do is to ensure that he prosecutes properly. He has got to ensure that his prosecutoral team is up to the job, that it has the ability in every respect to continue with this prosecution and achieve it's goals, which as in any prosecution is about winning a conviction.

Richard Calland, Political Analyst and Author

The credibility of that process is going to be obviously very carefully scrutinised by a lot of people who are concerned to ensure that the NDPP is doing his job and that the NPA, in fact, has the capability and integrity to do what the law requires of it.

Richard Calland, Political Analyst and Author

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16 March 2018 4:47 PM
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The National Prosecuting Authority NPA
NPA Head Shaun Abrahams
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Former president Jacob Zuma
jacob zuma charges

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