Deadline reprieve for Zuma over corruption charges

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The deadline has been extended for President Jacob Zuma to explain why he should not been prosecuted for corruption.

NPA head Shaun Abrahams has given Zuma until January 31 to file the representations.

Zuma was meant to file the representations by November 30, but requested an extension because of the complexity of the case and the unavailability of legal representatives.

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein dismissed Zuma’s appeal of the High Court ruling, declaring the NPA’s decision to drop the corruption charges against him irrational.

Zuma faces 783 counts of corruption, money-laundering and racketeering.