South Africa: Zuma files lawsuit against Ramaphosa

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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The Jacob Zuma Foundation said in a statement on Thursday that former South African president Jacob Zuma has filed a private lawsuit against current president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa has been “criminally charged” with the criminal offence of being an accessory after the fact in crimes in relation to violation of the provisions of the NPA Act,” the foundation said, adding that these “serious crimes carry a judicial sentence of 15 years imprisonment”.

The foundation explained that this prosecution has been initiated by Jacob Zuma in the Johannesburg High Court and Ramaphosa will make his first appearance on 19 January 2023.

In response to this statement, which will inevitably impact his re-election campaign, Ramaphosa said in a post on his Twitter account that the accusations were “completely spurious and unfounded”.

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