Former South African President Jacob Zuma tells crowd he’s innocent after court appearance on corruption charges


Zuma looked tense at times, sitting in a dark suit on the court bench behind his lawyers. He is charged with 16 counts of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering in relation to 783 payments he allegedly received as part of a South African arms deal in 1999, when he was deputy president. Also facing prosecution was Thales, formerly known as Thint, a French arms company accused of bribing Zuma.

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