Jacob Zuma summoned to court

A lawyer for Jacob Zuma says the former South African president has been served a court summons in connection with a $2.5bn ( £1.7bn) arms deal.

The lawyer, Michael Hulley, told the Reuters news agency that Mr Zuma had been called to appear in court on 6 April.

He faces 18 charges of corruption in relation to the arms deal.

Mr Zuma has denied any wrongdoing.

He resigned from the presidency in February as calls grew within the governing ANC party for him to step down amid growing corruption allegations.

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