Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to be issued with a summons to appear in the Durban High Court in April on corruption charges.
Sources close to him say he will appear on 6th April.
Hawks Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says the summons will be issued to Zuma’s lawyers this coming week.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will prosecute Zuma on 16 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
The charges relate to 783 payments Zuma allegedly received in connection with the controversial multi-billion-rand arms deal.
Earlier in March, NPA boss Shaun Abrahams said there were reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of Zuma.
Former NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe dropped the charges against Zuma in 2009. The move was based on the recordings of the so-called “spy tapes”, which were presented to Mpshe by Zuma’s legal team.
The tapes were made up of recordings of telephone conversations between then Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy and former NPA boss Bulelani Ngcuka, which Zuma’s legal team claimed showed political interference in the decision to charge him.
The charges were withdrawn just before Zuma was sworn in for his first term as president.
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