Zuma faces corruption charges
20/06/2005 15:23  - (SA)

Pretoria - The national prosecuting authority plans to proceed with
criminal charges against former deputy president Jacob Zuma,
spokesperson Makhosini Nkosi said on Monday.

"This afternoon advocate (Vusi) Pikoli informed deputy president
(Jacob) Zuma that he has decided to bring criminal charges against
his person.

"Such charges will be constituted by, among others, two counts of corruption.

"Mr Zuma will in due course be informed of the date, time and place
where he will have to avail himself at court to face these charges,"
Nkosi said.

Zuma would not be physically arrested, but would be ordered to appear
in court later this week in Durban.

The charges were informed by Judge Hilary Squires's finding that
Durban businessman Schabir Shaik was guilty on charges of fraud and

Shaik acted as Zuma's financial adviser.

Nkosi would not reveal whether more information had come to light.

The NPA had taken into account the best interests of the public, the
former deputy president and the justice system, he said.


Zuma to be charged
20/06/2005 14:54  - (SA)

Pretoria - Former deputy president Jacob Zuma, who was fired last
week, is to be charged with corruption, a spokesperson for the
national prosecution authority said on Monday.

"We have decided to bring criminal charges against former deputy
president Jacob Zuma, among them two counts of corruption," NPA
spokesperson Makhosini Nkosi told a news conference.

President Thabo Mbeki dismissed Zuma after a court convicted a Durban
businessman on charges of corruption and fraud for making payments to
the deputy president and arranging a bribe from a French arms company.

Mbeki then said that the conviction of Schabir Shaik for paying about
R1.3m to Zuma and for arranging a R500 000 annual bribe payment from
a French arms firm "raised questions of conduct."