Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Zuma may still face the music

There remains a strong expectation that Jacob Zuma will be South Africa's next president.

Fortunately, however, he has been put back on the hook of corruption charges (NY Times report here). An appeals court has reinstated the charges against him; BBC radio also reported that the judgment criticised political interference in the original trial. A very salient and salutary comment, but it remains to be seen whether the judge presiding over the retrial will be sufficiently resolute. Tricky times for judicial independence in South Africa.

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