In South Africa Anti-graft watchdog to keep Zuma report until court case heard

Three Indian-born businessmen are the subject of an official investigation into allegations that they have had undue influence over Zuma.

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File photo of South African President Jacob Zuma listening at a news conference in Cape Town play South African President Jacob Zuma listens at a news conference in Cape Town, in this September 10, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files)
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The new head of South Africa's anti-graft watchdog said on Wednesday she would not release a report on allegations of political interference by President Jacob Zuma's allies pending completion of a court case on the matter.

The court will on Nov. 1 hear an application by Zuma that the report be held back because he has not had the chance to question witnesses and review any evidence that implicated him.

Three Indian-born businessmen -- Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, and companies they control -- are the subject of an official investigation into allegations that they have had undue influence over Zuma.

The president has denied granting undue influence to the brothers and they have denied seeking it.

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