South African prosecutors to study ruling against Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

South African President Jacob Zuma / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Pressures for the ouster of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma continues, as protesters have called for his removal.

According to Reuters, state prosecutors said yesterday that they needed time to study the High Court’s ruling, which ordered that a 2009 decision to drop 783 corruption charges against Zuma should be reviewed.

The court’s ruling does not automatically reinstate the charges against Zuma, as a legal process involving state prosecuting authorities and the courts must reach a decision on whether to charge the president.

It was also not immediately clear whether Zuma would appeal the ruling.

Meanwhile, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said yesterday that the court ruling had not dented its image ahead of local elections in August.



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