South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma's son charged with corruption

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Duduzane Zuma is purported to have offering a cheat to a former minister

The son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with crime in a justice in a blurb city of Johannesburg.

Duduzane Zuma is purported to have been partial of attempts to cheat a former emissary financial apportion to determine to a tip purpose in government.

The claim is associated to a activities of a argumentative Gupta family who are indicted of exerting undue change over President Zuma.

All parties repudiate any wrongdoing.

In 2015, former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas claimed he had been offering a position of financial apportion and a cheat of 600m rand ($44m; £36m)) during a assembly with Duduzane Zuma, businessman Fana Hlongwane and Ajay Gupta.

The claim is that had he agreed, Mr Jonas would have used his position as financial apportion to allege a Guptas’ endless business interests – an instance of what became famous in South Africa as state capture.

His father was forced to renounce in Feb following vigour from a statute ANC celebration over mixed crime scandals, including his ties with a Guptas.

The younger Zuma arrived in justice wearing a extended grin and a span of leg irons. A stage that would, until recently, have been roughly unthinkable, a BBC’s Andrew Harding reports from Johannesburg.

Referring to his ankle chains, he joked with reporters. “I utterly like a look,” internal EWN news site quotes him as saying.

The box has been deferred to 24 Jan 2019 and a bail of 100,000 rand ($7,4000; $5,400) was granted. Mr Zuma was also systematic to palm in his passport.

In 2017, Duduzane Zuma told a BBC that a Guptas had wanted to go into business with him since he was “a likeable guy”.

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Duduzane Zuma, 34, lives in Dubai, and was behind in a nation to attend his brother’s funeral.

He is approaching behind in justice on Thursday to face charges of culpable carnage over a pile-up on a vital South African highway in 2014 in that dual people were killed.

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