Articles tagged 'jacob zuma'

Zuma corruption claims: South Africa state capture inquiry opens 20 August 2018 PRETORIA - A public inquiry in South Africa has started investigating alleged corruption by ex-President Jacob Zuma. The inquiry is looking into "state capture", where the wealthy Gupta family is accused of trying to influence political decisions, including the naming of ministers. Accusati...
Zuma's son charged with corruption, granted bail 10 July 2018 JOHANNESBURG - Duduzane Zuma, the son of former South African President Jacob Zuma, has been released on bail after being charged for corruption. The Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court released Duduzane, who appeared in court with his legs shackled, on just under $7,500 bail on M...
Jacob Zuma corruption case adjourned to July 27 11 June 2018 JOHANNESBURG - A fraud, racketeering and money laundering case against South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been adjourned until next month. The 76-year-old appeared on Friday at the Durban High Court for the second time over charges relating to a $2.5bn arms deal in the late 1990s, ...
Jacob Zuma to be tried for corruption 17 March 2018 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal. The case centres on a 30bn rand ($2.5bn; £1.7bn) deal to modernise the country's defence in the late 1990s. The charges - which Mr Zuma...
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 formally asks Zuma to go 13 February 2018 South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign, a senior party official has confirmed. The decision to "recall" him "urgently" followed marathon talks of the ANC's top leadership body. Mr Zuma, 75, agreed to step down, but only in the...
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...
Zuma dragged to SA High Court over Zim land grabs 4 February 2018 HARARE - South Africa President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow appear in the High Court in Pretoria for his role in the closure of Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal after it ruled in favour of 78 white farmers fighting against the seizure of their land by former president Robert Mu...
Zuma's actions proof that he remains in charge - DA 20 January 2018 Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma’s leave to appeal the North Gauteng High Court ruling that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) proves that he remains in charge, the DA said on Saturday. In a statement, DA MP Glynnis Breytenb...
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 ...