South African prosecutors to appeal Zuma ruling

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's prosecuting authority will apply for leave to appeal against a court decision to throw out ruling ANC leader Jacob Zuma's corruption case, it said on Wednesday.

The National Prosecuting Authority said it had not made a decision on whether to recharge Zuma.

The decision is likely to raise political tensions in South Africa, the continent’s biggest economy, where Zuma’s supporters accuse President Thabo Mbeki of meddling in the case to undermine his rival.

Last week the judge that dismissed Zuma’s graft case condemned Mbeki for political interference, prompting some of Zuma’s supporters in the ANC to call for the removal of Mbeki. Reuters