Zuma ex-associate loses South Africa corruption appeal Joshua Pantesco at 8:03 AM ET
[JURIST] A business associate of former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma [party profile] lost his appeal Monday on corruption charges [JURIST report] before the highest appeals court in South Africa, leaving Zuma's name tarnished as a potential presidential candidate. Businessman Schabir Shaik was accused of paying Zuma for political favors, and on appeal [JURIST report], the South African Supreme Court of Appeals [official website] found that enough evidence existed to support the case and the 15-year jail term handed down to Shaik.
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