Ex-South Africa minister charged with corruption

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A former South African state security minister has appeared in court on allegations of corruption.

Bongani Bongo who was seen as close to former President Jacob Zuma – is accused of offering money to a lawyer giving evidence at a parliamentary inquiry into corruption at the state power company, Eskom in 2017.

Mr Bongo did not enter a plea. He was released on bail and is due back in court in January.

Mr Zuma appointed him state security minister two weeks after the alleged bribery took place.

He lasted only four months in the job.

 

Dominica Nwabufo