South Africa's Zuma to appeal against reinstatement of corruption charges

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Posted: May 24, 2016 1:25 AM

(Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has filed notice to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated, his office said.

"The President believes that the decision of the Court affects him directly and is of a strong view that the Court erred in several respects in its decision," the presidency said in a statement released late on Monday.

South Africa's High Court last month ordered a review of a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority in 2009 to set aside hundreds of charges against Zuma, terming it "irrational".

(Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by Paul Tait)