South Africa’s alleged ‘coup plotter’ granted bail

  |   Ghana News / World News / Nigeria News

A South African court Monday granted bail to a man charged with conspiracy to assassinate top politicians, including President Jacob Zuma, in an apparent bid to enforce a change of government.

Calls have mounted in recent months for Zuma - mired in corruption scandals - to step down, and on Friday three former presidents made an unprecedented joint call for dialogue to end the country's political crisis.

State advocate Johan Badenhorst told the court that it was "concerning" that the man had driven from his home in Soshanguve township, outside the capital Pretoria, to Johannesburg to meet with possible funders.

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