The Hawks crime fighting unit has served summons on former President Jacob Zuma to appear before the Durban High Court on April 6.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will prosecute Zuma on 16 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

The charges relate to the controversial multi-billion-rand arms deal of the late 1990s, when Zuma was MEC for Economic Affairs and Tourism in KwaZulu-Natal.

Earlier in March, NPA boss Shaun Abrahams said there was a reasonable prospect of successfully prosecuting Zuma.

Meanwhile, the African National Congress’s (ANC) largest region, eThekwini says its members will show their support for the party’s former President.

They have insisted that this will not be under the banner of the ANC but instead as individuals.

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