Articles tagged 'jacob zuma'

Sadc calls for calm 16 November 2017 HARARE - South African president and current chair of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Jacob Zuma, has called for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe. This comes after the army announced early morning yesterday that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe, adding...
Move to prosecute Zuma's son 18 October 2017 JOHANNESBURG - South African lobby group Afriforum has announced plans to privately prosecute President Jacob Zuma’s son. The group says it wants to prosecute Duduzane Zuma on manslaughter, or culpable homicide, charges emanating from a car crash in which a 27-year-old woman died in 2014. T...
Trump snubs Mugabe 23 September 2017 HARARE - United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday snubbed President Robert Mugabe as he treated other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York. Trump was joined by South African President Jacob Zuma and leaders of Nige...
MDC wary of Zuma mediation 23 August 2017 HARARE - The MDC has cast doubts on new Sadc chairman Jacob Zuma's ability to act as the region's mediator if a dispute erupts in next year's eagerly-anticipated elections. Zuma's involvement may be needed in Zimbabwe to break a feared election impasse if the poll is disputed after assuming th...
MDC urges Zuma to stop xenophobia attacks 23 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has urged new Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairperson Jacob Zuma to end xenophobic violence that have killed hundreds of African migrants and displaced tens of thousands. This comes after Southern African heads of State handed the rotating cha...
Zim MPs must learn from SA counterparts 14 August 2017 HARARE - The “Rainbow Nation”, as South Africa is affectionately known, recently left their northern neighbours in Zimbabwe green with envy when that country’s highest court ruled their legislators could cast secret ballots in a confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma, whose second term at t...
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 critic gets police protection 19 July 2017 CAPE TOWN - South African parliament and police are to provide security for an African National Congress (ANC) MP after a number of death threats against her. Parliamentary spokesman Moloto Mothapo said the decision followed a security assessment that confirmed "a security threat existed" agai...
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...
Zuma Cabinet reshuffle appeal to be heard 3 June 2017 PRETORIA - The High Court in Johannesburg will on Friday morning hear an appeal by President Jacob Zuma against a ruling that he must hand over records explaining his controversial Cabinet reshuffle. The infamous late night reshuffle saw Pravin Gordhan axed as finance minister, along with his ...
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 ...
Zuma's son vies for ANC position 11 April 2017 JOHANNESBURG - While embattled South Africa President Jacob Zuma came under increased pressure to step down this week, his eldest son, Edward, was fighting to become chairperson of the Msholozi branch in KwaNxamalala Village in Nkandla. But his bid was thwarted after the general meeting last S...
Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa 7 April 2017 JOHANNESBURG - Protesters are gathering in major South African cities calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down after the sacking of a respected finance minister. Crowds are building ahead of demonstrations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and the capital, Pretoria. Mr Zuma's sacking ...
Zuma makes JSC appointments 4 April 2017 PRETORIA - SA President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thandi Norman, Thabani Masuku  (both advocates) and Sifiso Msomi to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). The appointments were made following a consultation process with political parties represented in Parliament, the presidency said yesterda...
Shock, outrage as Zuma sacks Finance minister 31 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - As the nation comes to terms with the reshuffling of cabinet members after President Jacob Zuma's shock late-night announcement last night, political parties have come out strongly against the axing of ministers including former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebis...
'Trump snubs Mugabe over political risk' 17 February 2017 HARARE - US President Donald Trump's phone call to South Africa President Jacob Zuma highlights neighbouring Zimbabwe's high political risk and that Washington does not consider President Robert Mugabe a serious factor in Afro-American political and socio-economic relations, opposition and analys...
Zuma's tent collapses in storm 17 December 2016 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was forced to run for cover after a tent in which he was giving a speech collapsed. Strong winds and rain tore through the marquee, where Mr Zuma was addressing a crowd for Reconciliation Day. A video posted on social media by local reporte...
Zuma gains reprieve despite calls for his resignation 29 November 2016 JOHANNESBURG - Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s beleaguered president, appeared to have won a fierce battle to remain in office as the ruling African National Congress concluded an intense and acrimonious three-day debate on whether he should stand down from the office he has held for seven years. M...
Troubled leaders Mugabe, Zuma meet 4 November 2016 HARARE - Speaking seemingly without any hint of irony, President Robert Mugabe yesterday told his equally embattled South African counterpart Jacob Zuma, who is visiting Zimbabwe, that he was pleased to see him “still in one piece” given the political challenges that he is facing back home. Mu...
Zuma report points to possible corruption 3 November 2016 JOHANNESBURG - An investigation into South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has found evidence of possible corruption at the top level of his government. In the report, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommends Mr Zuma establish a judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days. Mr Zuma...
Want to know how to ruin a nation? Ask Mugabe 26 September 2016 HARARE - It is probably the result of our usual obsession with our own little difficulties that we've been unable to pay adequate attention to the drama unfolding north of the Limpopo. Zimbabwe is a free and independent State, but South Africa has often tended to treat it like a baby to be nan...
ANC loses power in Johannesburg for first time 23 August 2016 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's governing ANC party has lost control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg. The city council elected as mayor Herman Mashaba from the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). The ANC had run the city since the fall of apartheid more than 2...