Failure to indict Jacob Zuma ‘violated justice’
Document reveals prosecutors are adamant former president would have been convicted
The only victim of the state’s failure to charge former president Jacob Zuma with corruption 15 years ago was the "rule of law" as he would have been convicted if tried with his former financial adviser Schabir Shaik, his prosecutors say.
Confidential National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) documentation that was submitted to the courts with the state’s papers reveals the prosecutors were not convinced by arguments that Zuma did not intend to act corruptly when he signed a "revolving loan agreement" with Shaik, through which he received millions of rand.
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