The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be charged for fraud and corruption.
NPA boss Shaun Abrahams has granted President Zuma a deadline extension until the end of January to make representations.
This came after the incumbent President failed to make submission after being instructed to do so by the NPA. Zuma reportedly requested the extension after failing to explain to the South African Prosecution watch dog on why he should not be charged.
President Zuma and the NPA failed in the appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal to have charges against the President being dropped.
— Mabine Seabe II (@Mabine_Seabe) 11 December 2017
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South African justice won’t necessarily go after you if you break a law. After all, most everyone has technically broken some law. Instead, the justice system decides whom to go after and chooses which laws to enforce. Zuma will escape
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