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Former South African President Jacob Zuma to face corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG - Not long ago, former South African President Jacob Zuma seemed untouchable, but the corruption case he escaped on the eve of the 2009 parliamentary election resurfaced Friday as prosecutors reinstated charges against the ex-leader and gave new life to a case that has haunted Zuma for years.

Zuma's party, the African National Congress, went on to win the 2009 elections and voted him in as president, ushering in nearly nine years of chaotic governance and corruption.

He was ousted by his

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