South Africa’s High Court has ruled that a decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed.
The charges were dropped just weeks before the 2009 election which led to Mr Zuma becoming president.
Judge Aubrey Ledwaba said the decision by the chief state prosecutor at the time was “irrational”.
The case, brought by the opposition Democratic Alliance, opens the way for prosecutors to reinstate the charges.
Mr Zuma always denied the allegations which are linked to a government arms deal in 1999 worth billions of dollars.