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Zuma faces trial as South African prosecutors pursue graft case

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority said it’s pursuing 16 charges against former President Jacob Zuma including graft and racketeering that were shelved nine years ago amid allegations of political interference. The announcement on Friday compounded Zuma’s dramatic fall from power after he was forced to step down as president on Feb. 14 to be replaced by new ruling party leader, ...

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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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ANC leaders meet to decide on President Jacob Zuma’s future

Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are due to meet 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 ...

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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma could quit within days – ANC

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of power. Mr Ramaphosa, who heads South Africa’s governing party, said both he and Mr Zuma understood the need for a speedy resolution. He said the pair aim to conclude talks on the president’s future within days. It is being ...

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South Africa: ANC holds ‘fruitful’ talks with President Zuma

South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, has postponed a top-level meeting that was expected to decide on President Jacob Zuma’s future. Instead the ANC released a statement saying it had held “fruitful and constructive discussions” with him. Mr Zuma is under growing pressure from members of own party to resign amid corruption allegations. Earlier on Tuesday, parliament took the extraordinary ...

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Zuma ‘rejects ANC request’ to step down

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has defied his party and refused to step down, according to media reports. He and senior members of the African National Congress (ANC) held talks on Sunday but no details of their meeting have been released. Facing corruption allegations, Mr Zuma was replaced as ANC leader in December. Party leaders, who may be trying to oust Mr ...

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Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping ...

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SA court clears way for Zuma prosecution

A South African court has dismissed an appeal by President Jacob Zuma challenging the reinstatement of corruption charges against him, reports local media. People watching the case are tweeting using the hashtag #SpyTapes because a key part of the case were secretly recorded phone conversations. Mr Zuma and other government officials have been accused of taking kickbacks from the purchase ...

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South Africa’s President Zuma facing no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma faces a motion of no-confidence as MPs start voting in a secret ballot. The governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties traded barbs in two hours of heated debate on Tuesday, before voting booths were brought out on to the floor. Mr Zuma has already survived seven no-confidence votes. But the opposition hopes some ...

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South Africa: 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 the local 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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