Articles tagged 'guptas'

Corruption is a reality: ANC 28 November 2018 HARARE - The chair of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has told an inquiry into state capture that corruption has been "a reality for a long time". State capture refers to business people exerting undue influence on government officials to secure lucrative contracts. ...
SA president Zuma resigns 15 February 2018 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party's decision. The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote o...
ANC ups pressure on Zuma 6 February 2018 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's ruling party has called a meeting of its top body for Wednesday, amid growing pressure on President Jacob Zuma to stand down. In a statement, the ANC said the meeting would discuss the "management of the transition" between the Zuma administration and the next one...
NRZ deal raises questions about the Guptas 22 December 2017 HARARE – Negotiations into a multi-million dollar deal to recapitalise the moribund National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) are dogged by fears that South Africa's ill-famed billionaire family, the Guptas, could make inroads into the Zimbabwean market through their relationship with Transnet, a key p...
Zuma survives no-confidence vote 9 August 2017 CAPE TOWN - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence - despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret ballot would mean some MPs from the governing ANC party might side with them against the president. But the motion...
Protests ahead of Zuma no confidence vote 8 August 2017 JOHANNESBURG - Major roads in the Johannesburg area were blocked with burning tyres and rocks on Tuesday morning ahead of the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. Johannesburg Metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said major highways and roads wer...
Zuma is corrupt, incapable of leading SA: Trevor Manuel 12 July 2017 PRETORIA - Former finance minister Trevor Manuel lashed out at President Jacob Zuma, saying he is corrupt and incapable of governing South Africa. Manuel also took a swing at current ministers, saying government fails to deal with corruption because competent leadership has "been replaced by i...
SA court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote 23 June 2017 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She had previously stated she did not have the power. Oppos...
Treason, corruption charges against Zuma, Guptas 31 May 2017 PRETORIA - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has laid complaints with the police against President Jacob Zuma, his son Duduzane, three Gupta brothers, and various cabinet ministers whom they accuse of treason, corruption and racketeering in charges related to state capture. Those mentioned in the c...
Zuma plans relocation to Dubai 29 May 2017 PRETORIA - South Africa's embattled president Jacob Zuma has been planning to set up home in Dubai, according to emails published in South African media. The reports suggest deepening ties between President Zuma and the controversial Gupta business family. But the president's spokesman has ...
Mugabe coup claim mystery 28 October 2016 HARARE - Mystery surrounds stunning claims emanating from South Africa that six Zimbabweans suspected of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF government are being held by that country's authorities following their arrest two weeks ago. Determined efforts by the Daily N...