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Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

A culpable homicide hearing against former South African president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane was opened and adjourned in a Johannesburg court on Thursday, the latest legal headache for the 34-year-old who faced separate corruption charges on Monday. Duduzane Zuma initially avoided prosecution over a 2014 incident in which his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into […]

South Africa’s Zuma Behind Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s Zuma Behind  Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said. The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosa’s faction in February. Many of Zuma’s allies remain in top party positions and […]

Zuma’s Prosecution Carries Peril for South African Ruling Party

Zuma’s Prosecution Carries Peril for South African Ruling Party

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s prosecution for graft appears at first glance to be a victory for the anti-corruption campaign of the nation’s new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa. Yet it also carries risks for his ruling African National Congress. Not only will a drawn-out trial be a constant reminder to voters that he was enmeshed […]

Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President Amidst Scandals

Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President Amidst Scandals

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday, bringing an end to his scandal-marred tenure and leaving the nation’s leadership in the hands of the ruling African National Congress’s new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa. “The ANC should never be divided in my name,” Zuma said in a televised address to the nation. “I have therefore come to the […]

ANC Orders Zuma To Step Down As South African President

ANC Orders Zuma To Step Down As South African President

South Africa’s ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. Leading members of the African National Congress now want new party leader Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma […]

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed when the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress meets to conclude the transition to a new administration. The National Executive Committee will assemble on Monday in the capital, Pretoria, as Zuma, 75, has defied growing pressure to resign since his deputy, Cyril […]

Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

South African President Jacob Zuma appeared a step closer to resigning as he held crunch negotiations on the terms of his exit with the new leader of the ruling African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa. The talks prompted the ANC’s National Executive Committee, its top decision-making body, to postpone a special meeting called for Wednesday to […]

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

The clock is ticking on South African President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden administration as his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, flexes his political muscles and shows he’s increasingly wielding state power to stamp out corruption and revive the economy. While the ruling African National Congress’s top leadership has decided that Zuma, 75, must leave office — to win […]

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Jacob Zuma remains South Africa’s president for the time being as the new leader of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, plans how to bring an end to his scandal-ridden administration without unleashing a major split in the ruling party. The ANC’s National Executive Committee didn’t discuss the option of forcing Zuma from office at […]

Zuma Says He Has No Plans To Announce Free Education Programme

Zuma  Says He Has No Plans To Announce Free Education Programme

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has no plans to announce a programme for free higher education until he reviews the report of a commission studying the feasibility of such a programme, his office said in a statement on Sunday. The rand slipped to a one-year low on Friday amid reports Zuma was preparing to introduce […]

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