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Zuma ruling overturned by court

Zuma ruling overturned by court

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a ruling that tossed out corruption charges against ruling party chief Jacob Zuma, opening the possibility of new prosecution. The ruling dealt a major blow to Zuma, leaving graft charges hanging over his head as he leads the African National Congress (ANC) into general elections, in which he is a frontrunner for president. Judge Louis Harms read out the verdict in a nationally televised hearing, saying the lower court had overstepped its authority in throwing out the charges with a ruling that had implied political meddling in Zuma's prosecution.