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Former South African deputy president to be charged with corruption

[JURIST] A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecution Authority [official website] announced Monday that former South African deputy president Jacob Zuma [ANC profile] will be charged with two counts of corruption. After one of Zuma's advisors, South African businessman Schabir Shaik [Wikipedia profile] was found guilty [JURIST report] on charges of corruption and fraud, President Thabo Mbeki [BBC profile] fired Zuma from his post last week [JURIST report]. Zuma, once believed to be a viable presidential candidate, was found to have had a "generally corrupt" relationship with Mr. Shaik according to the judge who convicted the businessman. AFP has more. From Johannesburg, South Africa's Mail & Guardian provides local coverage.

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