South African president gets reprieve over graft allegations

May 23, 2016 9:40 AM

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JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's state prosecutors say they will appeal a court ruling that could have opened the way to corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

The decision Monday by Shaun Abrahams, head of the National Prosecuting Authority, is a reprieve for Zuma, who faces a separate scandal over state spending on his private home.

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