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Former South African President Zuma summoned in corruption case

Former South African President Zuma summoned in corruption case, investigation agency ordered to appear

Johannesburg, PTI. Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been summoned for corruption related matters. They have been asked to appear before the Commission of Inquiry.

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The commission is also investigating Zuma’s business relations with the Gupta family of Indian origin. The former president is accused of helping the Gupta family accused of embezzlement in government companies.

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The Gupta family, who hail from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, are currently residing in Dubai.

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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Jondo said that Zuma would have to appear before the Commission of Inquiry from 16 to 20 November. If he wishes, he can also record his statement through virtual medium.

78-year-old Zuma has been summoned by the Commission of Inquiry earlier, but he did not appear citing illness. In the cases related to corruption against the former President, the statements of 34 witnesses have been recorded before the Commission so far.

Zuma, who ruled South Africa for nine years, had to resign in February 2018.

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