South Africa's Zuma in first public showing since parole

Former South African President Jacob Zuma (C) leaves the South African Police Service (SAPS) station in Pietermaritzburg on October 21, 2021 where Zuma laid charges against Billy Downer the state's chief prosecutor in his corruption case. PHOTO/ AFP

What you need to know:

  • Zuma walked into a police station in the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where he is on trial for corruption, to open a criminal case against advocate Billy Downer for allegedly leaking his medical records
  • Aged 79, Zuma was released from prison due to ill health two months into a 15-month jail sentence for refusing to collaborate with a graft probe into his 2009-18 presidency.

South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma on Thursday made his first public appearance since his release from prison on medical parole last month to lay charges against a chief state prosecutor.
Zuma walked into a police station in the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where he is on trial for corruption, to open a criminal case against advocate Billy Downer for allegedly leaking his medical records.

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