What corruption did Jacob Zuma do? He is currently charged with two counts of corruption, one count each of racketeering and money laundering, and twelve counts of fraud, all arising from his receipt of 783 payments which the state alleges were bribes from businessman Schabir Shaik and French arms company Thales. CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The judge presiding over former South African President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial recused himself from the case this week, saying he didn’t want there to be any chance that the proceedings could be viewed as biased against Zuma. It is the latest twist in just one of multiple legal battles involving the 80-year-old former South African leader, who resigned in 2018 amid mounting allegations of corruption but has retained political influence. Here is a look at the court cases involving Zuma and how they are impacting politics in Africa’s most developed economy. , then known as Thomson-CSF. He is accused of taking hundreds of bribes to help Thales get the deal and faces at least 15 years in jail. Zuma is alleged to have taken the bribes while he was a political figure on the rise in the late 1990s and 2000s, although before he became president in 2009. Zuma was first implicated 20 years ago but charges against him were dropped and reinstated numerous times amid allegations of political interference. His corruption trial officially began nearly two years ago but no evidence has yet been heard as Zuma has launched a series of legal challenges. One of those is an attempt to get the chief prosecutor removed because Zuma claims he is biased. Because Judge Piet Koen expressed doubts over the validity of Zuma’s claim, he removed himself and allowed another judge to oversee the trial. Zuma is also taking separate legal action against the prosecutor and a journalist for allegedly leaking his confidential medical records.