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Zuma May Face Graft Charges After South Africa Court Ruling

Zuma May Face Graft Charges After South Africa Court Ruling

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal opened the way for the reinstatement of criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma by upholding a lower court’s ruling that a decision by prosecutors to scrap them was “irrational.” Zuma’s lawyers conceded in a Sept. 14 hearing at the High Court that the National Prosecuting Authority’s reasoning in dropping […]

Woman Unlawfully Arrested And Sexually Harassed By Police

Woman Unlawfully Arrested And Sexually Harassed By Police

It appears South Africans have become “resigned” to the appalling conditions of detention in police cells. “It has become normal… but it should be elevated as a matter of a constitutional right, for which remedies have to be found,” Durban High Court Judge Dhaya Pillay said in a recent judgment. The judge ruled that the […]

KPMG Revamps S. African Top Management as Clients Dump Firm

KPMG Revamps S. African Top Management as Clients Dump Firm

KPMG LLP’s South African unit appointed nine new executives in an attempt to restore trust in the auditing firm as clients continued to distance themselves over its involvement with the politically connected Gupta family. Andrew Cranston, a partner and former chief operating officer of parent KPMG International, will be the local firm’s interim COO, while […]

Traditional Healer Who Chopped Woman’s Head To Pieces Sentenced

Traditional Healer Who Chopped Woman’s Head To Pieces Sentenced

A KwaZulu-Natal traditional healer who “influenced” four teenagers to procure a white, coloured or Indian woman’s head for him has been sentenced to life in prison. Sibonakaliso Mbili, 34, was sentenced by Judge Thoba Poyo-Dlwati at the High Court in Durban on Wednesday afternoon for the killing and decapitating of sex worker Desiree Murugan, 39. […]

South African Minister Calls For ANC To Discipline Zuma

South African Minister Calls For ANC To Discipline Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress should discipline President Jacob Zuma for bringing the party into disrepute, housing minister and presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu said on Friday. Sisulu’s comments are the latest swipe taken at Zuma by former allies as the ANC fractures ahead of an elective conference in December where a new party leader […]

KPMG Slammed by South Africa’s Pravin Gordhan Over Tax Report

KPMG Slammed by South Africa’s Pravin Gordhan Over Tax Report

Pravin Gordhan, who was ousted from his post as South Africa’s finance minister in March, slammed KPMG LLP after it withdrew a report on the country’s tax agency that was used as evidence in a police probe against him and led to the removal of senior staff. The auditing firm said on Friday that its […]

McKinsey and KPMG Targeted in South Africa Graft Scandal

McKinsey and KPMG Targeted in South Africa Graft Scandal

After helping topple one of Britain’s best known public-relations companies, South African anti-corruption groups are now targeting U.S. consultancy McKinsey & Co. and auditing firm KPMG LLP for doing work for businesses tied to the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son. The Guptas, originally from India and including brothers Atul, Rajesh and Ajay, moved […]

Zuma’s Fight to Avoid Trial Goes to South Africa’s Appeals Court

Zuma’s Fight to Avoid Trial Goes to South Africa’s Appeals Court

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal will consider a case Thursday that may determine whether President Jacob Zuma should stand trial on graft charges that were dropped by the prosecutors eight years ago. Prosecutors probed allegations that Zuma took 4.07 million rand ($310,000) in bribes from arms dealers and brought 783 charges of fraud, corruption […]

Manana Convicted On Three Counts Of Assault After Pleading Guilty

Manana Convicted On Three Counts Of Assault After Pleading Guilty

Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana was convicted of three counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon after he pleaded guilty. The matter was adjourned to November 7 for sentencing. Earlier, a second suspect was arrested at the court after […]

Refugee Children Miss School To Renew Asylum Permits

Refugee Children Miss School To Renew Asylum Permits

Chido, Esther and Irvin, aged 12, ten and six respectively, are missing school. Instead of going to class they are queuing at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Pretoria to renew their asylum-seeking papers. “I grew up in these long queues, coming to get our asylum papers,” says Chido. Her family is originally from Zimbabwe […]

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