Corruption charges: Zuma to be issued court summons this week

Posted by - March 26, 2018

South African police would this week issue former president Jacob Zuma with a court summons relating to corruption charges over a years-old 2.5 billion dollars arms deal, a spokesman for the Hawks investigative crime unit said. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday said it would seek to prosecute Zuma on 16 charges, including fraud, racketeering, corruption

Julius Malema calls for the arrest of Zuma’s son

Posted by - March 5, 2018

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called for the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, adding he must be denied bail because he’s a flight risk. Malema says Zuma junior has been implicated in the state capture and he must be brought to book. Addressing EFF supporters at the party’s election

It is unfair to force me out: Zuma

Posted by - February 14, 2018

President Jacob Zuma has refused to heed calls to step down as South African president, denouncing moves by the ruling African Nation Congress (ANC) party to remove him as “very unfair.” “I find it unfair, very unfair,” Zuma said in his first public remarks, a day after the ANC formally asked him to resign. During

ANC removes Zuma as president; Ramaphosa set to take over

Posted by - February 13, 2018

The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’. The decision by the ruling party’s national executive came in the early hours

Ramaphosa says South Africa is in a new era as Zuma’s exit looms

Posted by - January 26, 2018

The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday the country had entered a new era under his leadership, in a fresh sign that Jacob Zuma’s days as president are numbered. Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration reflects the party’s desire to win back the trust of investors and convince voters ahead of

South Africa’s president: Zuma’s former wife emerges top contender

Posted by - December 13, 2017

Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, estranged wife of South African President, has assumed one of the two front runners for the presidency. The 68-year-old is vying to succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the ruling African National Congress at a party vote this weekend. She is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility

Prosecutors give Zuma Jan 31 deadline to present his case

Posted by - December 11, 2017

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday it had extended the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption to the end of next month. The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand ($2.20 billion) government arms deal arranged in the

South African High Court invalidates Zuma’s latest appointment

Posted by - December 8, 2017

South Africa’s High Court ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of a state prosecutor to decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against him was not valid and should be set aside immediately. The court also ruled that Zuma should not make a new appointment. It said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should appoint a

South African currency weakens as ruling party seeks new leader

Posted by - December 4, 2017

The South African Rand has entered a spell of depreciation as it fell down 0.4 percent from its New York close on Friday. This is as the ruling African National Congress(ANC) is set to chose a new leader. Reuters reports that the rand traded at 13.7950 versus the dollar as the market closed last Friday. “As