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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces corruption trial

South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma, is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption, Chief Prosecutor Shaun Abrahams has confirmed. Mr Abrahams said he believed there were “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution”. The charges – which Mr Zuma denies – include counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Mr Zuma, 75, was forced to resign as president last ...

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Forcing out Jacob Zuma; a lazy approach to corruption fight [Article]

When Obama said that Africa needs strong institutions, at no point was he implying that we need strong institutions to deal with only the weak in society. His recommended institutions are ones that have the capacity to deal with both the privileged and the under-privileged in order to get rid of all cankers we are struggling with. Publicly forcing Jacob ...

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s President

Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa’s President. Mr. Zuma at a press conference on Thursday night, said his resignation takes immediate effect. The 75-year-old has recently come under serious criticism by his party, the African National Congress (ANC). His decision comes as a surprise to many as he had declared a few hours to that press conference in an ...

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South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must resign

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 next three to six months, the official added. Mr Zuma, who has been ...

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South Africa: ANC leaders to ask President Zuma to resign

Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are meeting to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing “disunity and discord”. Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges ...

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Jacob Zuma: ANC leaders call NEC meeting for Wednesday

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 that the meeting was called to discuss the “management of the transition” between the Zuma and Ramaphosa administrations. On Monday, senior politicians held an emergency meeting in Johannesburg to discuss Mr ...

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ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma. The main candidates are the current deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s ex-wife. Whoever wins is likely to succeed Mr Zuma as South African president. But their bitter leadership battle has raised fears that ...

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Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament after most legislators of the governing African National Congress (ANC) rallied behind him. 177 MPs voted to oust President Zuma, with 198 voting to keep him in power. Nine MPs absented themselves from the vote. This news was greeted with cheers and singing by ANC MPs. The opposition ...

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ANC calls for Zuma GuptaLeaks investigation

South Africa’s ruling party has called for an investigation into emails which appear to show allegedly corrupt links between President Jacob Zuma’s family and wealthy businessmen. The African National Congress (ANC) said the allegations questioned the credibility of the government and such matters could not be allowed to fester. Mr Zuma recently survived calls for his resignation by some senior ...

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Email reveals Jacob Zuma ‘plans second home in Dubai’

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 dismissed them as an utter fabrication. Pressure on Mr Zuma has been mounting in recent months because of ...

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