SKorea justice minister, mired in corruption scandal, announces stepping down

A picture of South Korea's Justice Minister, Cho Kuk is seen before a rally supportin Cho. (AP)

South Korea’s newly appointed Justice Minister Cho Kuk, mired in a corruption scandal involving his family, announced he is stepping down, after a little over a month in the position.

Cho was officially appointed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 9 to lead the reform of the country’s prosecutors’ office.

His appointment, amid a prosecution probe into his family’s financial investments and his children’s’ university admission, had fueled protests in recent weeks.

Last Update: 06:54 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54