The ANC said on Friday it had noted the decision by National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams to reinstate the charges against former president Jacob Zuma. Secretary-general Ace Magashule said the party re-affirmed its confidence in the country’s criminal justice system and respected the independence of the judiciary. "We equally affirm our commitment to the constitutionally enshrined principle of equality of all before the law," said Magashule in a statement. "Accordingly, we call on South Africans at large to afford the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) space to conduct its work unhindered. We continue to assert the inalienable right of all in our country, including comrade Jacob Zuma, to be presumed innocent until and if proven guilty." Abrahams announced that the 2009 charges against Zuma, which were dropped, were reinstated and that the former president would now stand trial in KwaZulu-Natal. He said he had informed Zuma of his decision in writing on Thu...

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