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[caption id="attachment_79181" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ayanda Mabulu's extremely-NSFW painting of South African president Jacob Zuma... which we have censored with a Pokemon.[/caption] While giving her speech at the Republican...Show More Summary

South African prosecutors appeals order to reinstate Zuma corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa' National Prosecuting Authority will appeal at the nation's highest court a ruling that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma be reinstated, it said on Friday.

India's Modi in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summit

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Friday to discuss boosting investment and trade, in a continent where India is playing catch-up to its Asian rival China.

South Africa's corruption watchdog gets extra funds to probe Zuma, Gupta scandal

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Thursday it will receive additional funds to investigate whether President Jacob Zuma allowed the wealthy Gupta family to make government appointments.

Jacob Zuma urged to repay $500,000 of home upgrade

Treasury recommends that the president pay back $500,000 out of the $23m he used to renovate his private house.

South African court blocks Jacob Zuma corruption appeal

The High Court has blocked an appeal by South African President against corruption charges dating back to the 1990s.

South African court blocks appeal by Zuma over corruption charges

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court on Friday said President Jacob Zuma had no grounds to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated.

South Africa's Zuma appeals reinstatement of graft charges against him

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and the state prosecutor launched an appeal on Friday against a High Court ruling to reinstate 783 corruption charges against the head of state.

South Africa: More resources sought in probe of president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of South Africa’s top corruption fighters says she has asked the government for more resources to investigate allegations that a wealthy Indian business family influenced President Jacob Zuma’s choices of Cabinet ministers. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela told reporters Tuesday her office has been asked to probe “whether or not the government […]

South Africa's Zuma Appeals Against Review of Corruption Charges Drop

South African President Jacob Zuma has appealed against a High Court 2009 corruption charges against, the presidency said.

South Africa's Zuma appeals against corruption charges ruling

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma is appealing against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated, his office said.

South African president gets reprieve over graft allegations

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s state prosecutors say they will appeal a court ruling that could have opened the way to corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. The decision Monday by Shaun Abrahams, head of the National Prosecuting Authority, is a reprieve for Zuma, who faces a separate scandal over state spending on his private […]

South African state prosecutor to appeal court order to reinstate Zuma corruption charges

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecutor said on Monday he would appeal a High Court ruling to review a decision to drop 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, citing independence of the prosecuting authori...

Watch: South African MPs Brawl With Security Forces After Interrupting Zuma

South Africa’s parliament witnessed a brawl between security forces and leftwing MPs intent on stopping President Jacob Zuma speaking. Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)—the country’s third-biggest party led by firebrand politician Julius Malema—disrupted Zuma as he attempted to address parliament on Tuesday. Show More Summary

South Africa's Zuma says to return land to blacks as vote looms

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Friday his government would push through a new law to compensate the black majority for stolen land, stepping up populist rhetoric before August local polls where his ruling ANC faces a tough challenge.

Challenges to Security and Political Stability in the RSA

South Africa, one of the African continent’s leading economies, is facing serious financial and political challenges. Recent events, including intensifying political pressure on President Jacob Zuma and a falling national growth rate, burden an economy already beleaguered by entrenched structural problems. Show More Summary

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

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