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Ex-pres. Zuma fails to show at S/Africa corruption inquiry

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma did not show up on Monday at an inquiry into corruption during his time in office, despite the country’s top court ordering him to appear.Zuma’s lawyers confirmed in a letter to the inquiry...

Zuma says graft inquiry judge biased, seeks his recusal

Lawyers for South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, who was compelled to appear before a judicial inquiry into corruption, accused the judge of being biased and said he should recuse himself.Zuma, who was removed as president in 2018, a...

Ex-South Africa president Zuma appears in court for resumed graft trial

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Tuesday to face multiple charges of racketeering, fraud, corruption and money laundering, as a decade-old trial delayed by procedural bickering resumed.Zuma is being tried on 16 charges relating to...

Former South African president Jacob Zuma returns after medical trip to Cuba

Former South African president Jacob Zuma touched down at OR Tambo International Airport, following a medical vacation to Cuba for an undisclosed illness.The former South African leader's return turned the Tambo International airport into a mini-carnival with several flights...

Thabo Mbeki joins De Klerk’s apartheid not a crime against humanity comment

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has joined in condemning utterances made by last apartheid era deputy president F.W. de Klerk when he said he did not fully agree that apartheid was a crime against humanity..According to IOL, Mbeki said...

Mandela’s daughter heartbroken that ANC defended FW de Klerk’s presence at SONA

The daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela has tweeted that she is heartbroken following Thursday's State of the Nation Address (SONA).Zindzi Mandela wrote that, as a loyal and dedicated member of the ANC, she is heartbroken. She...

Court issues arrest warrant for ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma

South African High court in KwaZulu-Natal has acceded to a request from the state to issue an arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma over his non-attendance at his corruption trial.The matter has been stayed until May 6.In court...

Court dismisses ex-President Zuma’s bid to appeal

Former South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has failed in his legal bid to get a decision on whether or not he should face trial for corruption taken to the Supreme Court.Reports say that Pietermaritzburg High Court dismissed Zuma’s leave...

French arms firm Thales to appeal Zuma corruption charge ruling

French defense firm Thales said on Tuesday it would ask South Africa’s highest court for permission to appeal an October ruling dismissing its request to have charges that it bribed former President Jacob Zuma permanently dropped.Thales is accused of...

Zuma to appeal decision to deny stay of his corruption charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.Zuma, in office from 2009-2018, had...
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