South Africa’s High Court on Wednesday set aside the findings of an inquiry that found no evidence of corruption in an arms deal in the 1990s linked to former president Jacob Zuma.
Corruption campaigners have long denounced the inquiry, set up by Zuma in 2011 and headed by Judge Willie Seriti, as a “whitewash” and challenged its findings in court.
The High Court found the inquiry had failed to comprehensively examine corruption allegations over the deal to buy 30 billion rand ($2 billion) of European military hardware for the South African armed forces.
Zuma was linked to the deal through his former financial adviser, who was jailed for corruption, but denied wrongdoing.
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