South Africa's Zuma in court on April 6 on graft charges

Zuma corruption case to be heard on April 6 plans legal challenge

Earlier this month, prosecutors announced they were reinstating charges that were thrown out almost a decade ago in a contentious decision that opened the way for Zuma to become president.

Police said Zuma was issued a summons Monday, continuing a dramatic fall for the former president who was forced to leave office last month after his party turned against him.

Mr. Zuma has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

Local media said Zuma's lawyers will try to halt the case by appealing against the reinstatement of the charges, which date back to the 1990s.

All 16 counts in the 2007 indictment, before then Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe's decision to drop the charges against Zuma in 2009, will be reinstated.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Jacob Zuma was formally asked by South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) to resign from the presidency, after he refused to do so earlier. Zuma countered with his own legal challenges.

The Hawks were investigating the bribery claims against Zuma, Zokwana, Dlamini, and Ndudane, said spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi. Past year a court ruled against that decision, leading to the path to last month's decision to prosecute.

Ten days ago, Abrahams announced that the NPA would prosecute Zuma for the charges against him, which stem from 783 questionable payments he received from his former financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, alleged to have been bribes received in exchange for advancing Shaik's business interests in government.