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Zuma launches personal prosecution bid towards Ramaphosa

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South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has instituted a personal prosecution towards his successor Cyril Ramaphosa.

The announcement was made by the Jacob Zuma Basis on Thursday however didn’t specify what the costs had been.

Ramaphosa has been “criminally charged,” the Jacob Zuma Basis stated.

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has been charged in a personal prosecution with the legal offence of being accent after the very fact within the crimes dedicated by amongst others Advocate Downer particularly, breaching the provisions of the NPA Act.”

“The intense crimes for which Mr Ramaphosa has been charged with in a court docket of the legislation carry the sentence of 15 years imprisonment,” the muse stated.

How precisely Ramaphosa ties into the case between Downer and Zuma shouldn’t be acknowledged, nor whether or not there was a nolle prosequi certificates issued by the NPA, indicating an unwillingness to prosecute Ramaphosa on the precise costs.

The muse nonetheless says “The personal prosecution has been duly instituted by H.. President JG Zuma within the Johannesburg Excessive Courtroom the place the Accused particular person will make his first look on 19 January 2023.”

However how will the strike from Zuma have an effect on Ramaphosa’s re-election marketing campaign?

In a pointy response on Twitter on Friday morning, President Ramaphosa accused Mr Zuma of “abuse of authorized processes”.

He termed the costs “fully spurious and unfounded”.

Zuma can be attending the ANC nationwide elective convention as a delegate at Nasrec over the weekend.