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Will Zuma testimony help South Africa’s fight against corruption? | South Africa News | Al Jazeera

The former president is appearing before a high-profile commission of inquiry into corruption during his time in office. Cape Town, South Africa – On Monday, after almost a year of explosive hearings, former South African president Jacob Zuma has finally appeared before a high-profile commission of inquiry looking into the alleged rampant state corruption he presided …

Jacob Zuma to face 16 counts of corruption over arms deal

Former South African President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on 16 charges of corruption, state prosecutors said on Friday, in an extraordinary development that could see the recently ousted leader land in jail. National Prosecuting Authority director Shaun Abrahams announced Mr Zuma would face 16 counts of corruption, money laundering, …

Why Jacob Zuma resigned – The Economist explains

The president of South Africa had long ignored calls to resign. This month he obliged WHEN Jacob Zuma resigned as South Africa’s president on Valentine’s Day in a late-night televised address, his countrymen could scarcely believe he was going at last. For years the increasingly unpopular Mr Zuma had ignored …

Jacob Zuma’s last stand – Exit Zuma, slowly

South Africa’s ruling party v the president NO ONE expected Jacob Zuma to go gracefully. But as South Africa’s ever-defiant president drags out his final days in office, even his allies in the ruling party have had enough. On February 13th the African National Congress (ANC) said that its national …

South African president Jacob Zuma ‘recalled’ by ruling ANC party, after refusing to resign immediately 

South Africa’s ruling party says the scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must leave office. Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the African National Congress, confirmed the party’s national executive committee has decided to “recall” Mr Zuma, who has been discredited by corruption scandals. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Mr Magashule said Mr Zuma previously …

South Africa’s president under growing pressure to leave

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, newly-elected African National Congress (ANC) President and South Africa Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa attends the ANC’s elective conference in Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s deputy president is acting more like a president these days, while talk surrounding his scandal-tainted boss …