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South African court says embattled president must face corruption case

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In another blow to South Africa’s embattled president, a high court ruled Friday that a 2009 decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be set aside, calling the earlier decision “irrational” and saying that Zuma should face the charges. It was Zuma’s second dose of bad news in South Africa’s courts in less […]

South African court calls for review of decision to drop Zuma corruption charges

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court on Friday ruled that a 2009 decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, another setback for the scandal-ridden leader, who faces calls for his resignation.

South Africa: ANC Will Help Zuma Pay for Nkandla, Says Party Official

South Africa’s governing party will help Jacob Zuma cover the costs of upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, a top party official has said. The 74-year-old president was found to have failed to uphold the constitution by South Africa’s highest court in March over his failure to heed a 2014 report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Show More Summary

Young South Africans: Voting for 'a different future'

As support for President Jacob Zuma dwindles, young South Africans reflect on the upcoming local elections.

South African President Jacob Zuma is an embarrassment to memory of Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment hearing on April 5 — the first of its kind in the postapartheid era. But Zuma needs to resign, before he further tarnishes the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress. It is notable that most of the members of Zuma's...

Panama Papers: African Union Calls for Investigations

The African Union (AU) has called on all African countries to investigate persons and companies implicated in the Panama Papers leak. Scores of high-profile Africans —including the nephew of South African President Jacob Zuma and the...Show More Summary

South Africa: Voters Losing Trust in Us, Says Top ANC Official

A top official in South Africa’s governing party warned the party was losing supporters’ trust in the fallout of a scandal involving President Jacob Zuma. South Africa’s highest court ruled on March 31 that Zuma, the leader of the African...Show More Summary

South Africa's Mantashe says ruling ANC losing supporters' confidence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress has lost some supporters' confidence and could totally lose them if it does not deal with discontent with President Jacob Zuma, an ANC official said on Sunday.

South African president's son, Guptas quit firm after 'political attack'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, and members of the Gupta family resigned from a South African mining firm on Friday citing "a sustained political attack", the company said on Friday.

South Africa local government vote in August a test for Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will hold local government elections on Aug. 3, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday, in what looks likely to become a referendum on his leadership after an attempt to impeach him and mounting concern about weak economic growth.

Zuma's son alleges plot to remove South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's son said on Wednesday that there was an orchestrated plot to remove his father from the helm of Africa's most industrialized economy.

Watch: Trevor Noah Slams Jacob Zuma Over Nkandla Scandal

South African comedian Trevor Noah has dug his claws into President Jacob Zuma over the scandal surrounding state-funded upgrades to the embattled president’s home. Noah, who hails from Johannesburg and took over hosting U.S. satirical...Show More Summary

South African President Jacob Zuma Is Facing Growing Calls to Resign

The African National Congress leader was ruled to have violated the constitution by spending public money on his private home

S. African president survives home improvement scandal

After country's top court ruled Jacob Zuma violated the constitution by spending millions of tax dollars on his private home, little changes

South Africa: Jacob Zuma Survives Impeachment Vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment vote in parliament on Tuesday that was launched after the constitutional court ruled that he ignored an order to repay state funds spent on his private home. Zuma had the support...Show More Summary

South Africa's president survived impeachment, but the 'Zuma saga is far from over'

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma survived an impeachment vote on Tuesday. South Africa's parliament ultimately voted to not impeach the president by 233 votes to 143, despite the country's highest court ruling against him last week,...Show More Summary

South African president faces impeachment vote

Jacob Zuma faces the vote in parliament after the country's top court ruled that he had violated the constitution.

South Africa: ANC Backs Zuma Ahead of Impeachment Vote

South Africa’s governing party have backed President Jacob Zuma, ahead of an upcoming vote to impeach him. The motion to remove Zuma from office—which is being spearheaded by the main opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA)—came after...Show More Summary

South Africa's Zuma faces impeachment vote as ANC reaffirms support

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling ANC party reaffirmed its support for President Jacob Zuma following Monday crisis talks, hours ahead of an impeachment vote called after the country's top court ruled he had failed to uphold the constitution.

A 'deepening corruption scandal' could cost South Africa's president his job

South Africa's parliament will debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma this week, according to The Guardian. Last Thursday, the highest court in South Africa's ruled that Zuma failed to uphold the constitution after he failed...Show More Summary

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