Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma is now facing 18 charges according to prosecutors, City Press has reported.
The report said prosecutor who have been analyzing former president Zuma’s representations to avoid his day in court have called for the reinstatement of all his charges.
City Press reports that a team of five senior prosecutors made the recommendations on Friday, calling for all charges of the former president which were withdrawn to be recalled.
The five prosecutors are said to have signed an MoU and present it to the country’s director of Public Prosecutions for furthet action.
Reports said further that Zuma faces 18 charges including corruption, money laundering and racketeering, originating from 783 questionable payments he received.
This could be the first of several legal battles faced by Zuma who was recently forced by the ANC to resign.
Since Wednesday the team of prosecutors has been working around the clock, putting together an indictment detailing the charges that Zuma and his co-accused will finally face after years of protracted legal wrangling.
Sources within the security cluster said the team agreed Zuma failed to make a compelling argument to have his charges dropped.