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Former South African President Jacob Zuma tells crowd he's innocent after court appearance on corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Jacob Zuma told cheering supporters he was not guilty of corruption after appearing in KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday, two months after his party, the African National Congress, forced him from office.

In a sign the corruption case against the 75-year-old Zuma could go on for years, prosecutor Billy Downer said Zuma's legal team planned to challenge the legitimacy of the prosecution, which involves the reinstatement of charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering that had been

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