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Former president Jacob Zuma was warmly welcomed by a large crowd attending a Winnie Madikizela-Mandela memorial event at a packed marquee in Durban on Thursday. On his 76th birthday, the crowd sang happy birthday to him after singing: ""Wenzeni uZuma awuphendule" and repeatedly ...
JOHANNESBURG - On this day, 76 years ago, former president Jacob Zuma was born in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Zuma also happens to share a birthday with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, but there seems to be little fanfare over the occasion, particularly on social media. Former ...

Former president Jacob Zuma brought ANC struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial service in Durban to a standstill as he made a grand entrance to a standing ovation and shouts of "Zuma Zuma" from hundreds of people gathered there. ANC supporters‚ including members of ...
Jacob Zuma was never going to accept defeat quietly. Removed from his presidency in South Africa by the African National Congress in February, he is now facing charges of corruption. These allegations date back to November 1998, when his country's cabinet approved an arms deal worth $2.5bn. ... Africa
Durban - Business forums that have been using violence and intimidation to access government tenders in KwaZulu-Natal are spearheading a national campaign that will bolster support for former president Jacob Zuma's upcoming corruption trial. As Zuma's day in court draws near, his supporters appear ... Africa

A statement calling for the support of former president Jacob Zuma was not issued by ANC interim co-ordinator in KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala, as claimed on social media. The statement called upon the public to come out in numbers to support Zuma when he appears in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in ... Africa
A summons related to the arms deal corruption case has been served on former president Jacob Zuma, according to his lawyer Michael Hulley. Hulley confirmed that the summons had been served on Monday afternoon. “There was a summons served on my office today in respect to Mr Zuma,” he told the ... Africa
The South African Communist Party (SACP) says the African National Congress (ANC) should exclude former president Jacob Zuma from its electoral campaigns. “It will be in its (ANC's) favour as well in our favour if he is not taking part in the electoral platforms‚” said SACP deputy general secretary Solly ... Africa
The drama regarding former president Jacob Zuma's corruption saga is about to reach another level and a very interesting level indeed. After failing to quell corruption charges against him throughout his wasted presidency, Zuma will finally tell his version of the story in court, but not without further trying to ... Africa
JOHANNESBURG — In a severe legal blow to Jacob Zuma, South Africa's former president, national prosecutors announced on Friday that they would reinstate corruption charges against him in a case related to a multibillion-dollar arms deal in the late 1990s. Shaun Abrahams, South Africa's chief ... Africa
JOHANNESBURG - Former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram claims that former President Jacob Zuma was directly involved in the creation of the channel and had input on the editorial policy. In a tell all book, Sundaram has revealed how South African staff members were treated badly and that it was all ... Africa
With President Jacob Zuma, it is surely undeniable that his own actions will define his time in office and in the Age of Gedleyihlekisa. On Thursday, the National Prosecuting Authority is expected to announce a decision on whether former president Jacob Zuma will face criminal charges. Over the last few ... Africa
Former president Jacob Zuma spent far more than R15.3m fighting his corruption prosecution — with answers to parliamentary questions revealing that the total amount spent on Zuma's so-called Stalingrad campaign was an estimated R32.4m. President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed in Parliament on ... Africa
CAPE TOWN – President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the government's undertaking to spend millions on Jacob Zuma's legal costs in court action over the fraud and corruption charges against him. Ramaphosa told Parliament that Zuma will personally have to pay back the money if he loses. Africa
I thought I should add my voice to the ongoing debate whether to prosecute the former president of the Republic Mr Jacob Zuma or not. In the bigger scheme of things‚ my voice is likely to be drowned out by much bigger voices such as the AfriForum‚ Freedom Under Law‚ Council for the Advancement of the ... Africa
CAPE TOWN – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams says he's ready to meet with former President Jacob Zuma to inform him whether he will be prosecuted for corruption or not. Appearing before Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday ... Africa

On Thursday, the National Prosecuting Authority is expected to announce a decision on whether former president Jacob Zuma will face criminal charges. Over the last few weeks he has taken great care to appear, in public, to be the dutiful ANC cadre. The reasons behind his newly found energy could be ... Africa
Cape Town – To inform former president Jacob Zuma about his decision relating to the corruption charges against him is not special treatment, the National Director Public Prosecutions told the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday evening. Shortly before Abrahams was due to ... Africa
Former president Jacob Zuma has undertaken to personally pay back the millions of rand spent by the taxpayer to defend his court cases related to corruption charges against him should he lose. This was disclosed in the National Assembly by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his first oral ... Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday face questions from EFF leader Julius Malema about just how much former president Jacob Zuma's personal legal fees have cost the state. In questions tabled for Ramaphosa's first oral question and answer session in Parliament‚ Malema also wants to know ... Africa
The former chairwoman of South African Airways, Dudu Myeni, will also be subpoenaed. Picture: Moneyweb. South African lawmakers said they will summon the Gupta family and the son of former President Jacob Zuma to appear before an inquiry that is investigating the mismanagement of public funds at ... Africa
Former president Jacob Zuma will know “any day from tomorrow” whether or not he will face prosecution on fraud and corruption charges. National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku wouldn't commit to a firm date when National Director of Public Prosecutions‚ Shaun Abrahams‚ would tell the ... Africa
It was during a meeting with the Gupta brothers and Jacob Zuma in August 2013 that Sundaram first met Duduzane Zuma. The former president's son was eager to show his father ANN7's sample bulletins, apparently as a precursor to the Guptas discussing additional avenues of revenue from government ... Africa
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma spent R15.3m on legal fees during his nine-year so-called "spy tapes" challenge, according to a letter by the state attorney on Tuesday. DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday confirmed that he had received a letter from the state attorney's office in Cape Town that ... Africa
Johannesburg – National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams' refusal to await the outcome of a Constitutional Court case - that could impact his job - before announcing a decision on the prosecution of former president Jacob Zuma has been described as "deeply regrettable". This was the ... Africa
Durban – Former president Jacob Zuma has implied that opposition parties would only defeat the ANC "with their hearts". He said it was "absolutely certain" that the ANC will win the 2019 elections. "There's no doubt about that. The ANC is big, it has support of the country. I know no other party that is in ... Africa
Opinion polls in South Africa have clearly shown the sharp decline in citizens' approval of Jacob Zuma's performance as president over the past three years. What has been less clear is the impact on the governing African National Congress (ANC). He was also the president of the ANC, until his term ended ... Africa
JOHANNESBURG — President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, a master tactician who survived a string of corruption scandals and harsh court judgments during his nearly nine-year presidency, agreed on Wednesday night to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, ... Africa
JOHANNESBURG — Top leaders of South Africa's governing party ordered President Jacob Zuma to step down on Tuesday, saying that his continued presence was eroding the “renewed hope” felt since the election of new party leaders in December. Ace Magashule, secretary general of the African ... Africa
Cape Town – The Presidency must continue to pay the legal fees of former president Jacob Zuma based on a 2006 agreement, unless a court reviews it and sets it aside, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. Ramaphosa, in two responses issued on Thursday, replied to both the EFF and the DA regarding ... Africa
Former ANC president Jacob Zuma will “campaign” for his party in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal. On Friday‚ ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula said Zuma told the party he was volunteering his assistance. The Electoral Commission is running a registration drive across the country this weekend for ... Africa
For a man who has always portrayed himself as a servant of the ANC‚ Jacob Zuma seems to be preparing to destroy the very organisation he professes to love. Worse‚ he seems to be prepared to push the country he once led back into the violence of the late 1980s and early 1990s in KwaZulu-Natal.
The corruption case against former president Jacob Zuma is set to break open his personal financial matters and tax affairs, and, should he be convicted, the state could confiscate his Nkandla home for having been built with the "proceeds of crime". Zuma also faces the risk of his personal ...
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JOHANNESBURG -- Just weeks after falling from power, Jacob Zuma, South Africa's former president, made a brief appearance in court on Friday in a corruption case that emphasized the political upheaval that has recently swept the country. A judge in the High Court in Durban adjourned the case, ... Africa
RALPH MATHEKGA: Actually I was so surprised by Jacob Zuma at saying at the end of the speech that he's going to resign, because over 90% of the speech was about how he believes that the ANC is getting it wrong, and it's about how he believes the society is also getting it wrong when it comes to the ... Africa
Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned this week after being told to do so by the African National Congress national executive committee. Jacob Zuma resigned as the president of South Africa on Wednesday 14 February 2018. Picture: Supplied. Jacob Zuma · State of the Nation Address 2018 · State of the ... Africa
Nkandla residents protesting outside former president Jacob Zuma's homestead after he resigned on Wednesday night. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/ African News Agency (ANA). Durban - ANC members in former President Jacob Zuma's village of KwaNxamalala in Nkandla are hoping the end of his presidency ... Africa
Now that President Jacob Zuma, once a seemingly invincible figure, is out of the public office that he had used as an instrument of plunder, it would be a mistake to attempt to forget him. Some people are already annoyed at the mention of his name. Such is the extent of the hatred he induced. But his ... Africa
South African bonds were a lot stronger Thursday morning after Jacob Zuma stepped down as head of state‚ removing a cloud that hung over local market. The yield on the benchmark R186 bond was at 8.34% in early trade from 8.40%‚ mirroring a stronger rand that was at a three-year high to the dollar. Africa
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CAPE TOWN – Jacob Zuma's resignation has been widely welcomed. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is relieved. The organisation's Neeshan Balton says Zuma's resignation was long overdue. “We're also very happy that finally one of the last wishes of Ahmed Kathrada has come to fruition, although at ... Africa
Eyewitness News | In a late-night message to South Africa on 14 February 2018, Jacob Zuma announced his resignation as president of the country. Jacob Zuma · African National Congress · Jacob Zuma resigns. Email; Print; Tweet · Share ... Africa
South Africa's governing African National Congress has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country.However, despite the ANC's top leadership deciding to recall Zuma, the scandal-hit President has still hang on to power. Africa
Julius Malema‚ once one of Jacob Zuma's biggest supporters‚ has called out the president on what he says is a lie. Talking on national television‚ Zuma said he was one of those who said Thabo Mbeki should not be recalled, "I was saying we should not recall comrade Mbeki because it will set a bad ... Africa
LIVE BLOG: Jacob Zuma resigns as president. President Jacob Zuma's recall as it happens. 14 February 2018 - 08:57. President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS. President Jacob Zuma has been recalled by the ANC. Follow the drama as he comes to terms with this decision and reacts as the nation watches the political crisis ... Africa
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. Zuma, breaking his silence, told the state broadcaster that his treatment ... Africa
Sheldon Morais & Thomas Holder & Thembekile Mrototo | Eyewitness News analyses Jacob Zuma's political life and times, looking back at his highs, many lows and controversies. Jacob Zuma · African National Congress · ANC · Cyril Ramaphosa · Thabo Mbeki · Jacob Zuma resigns. Email; Print ... Africa
Jacob Zuma stepped down as South Africa's president, ending a nine-year, scandal-plagued tenure after his own party repudiated him. It was a humiliating end for Mr. Zuma, a charismatic anti-apartheid hero who was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela. He initially inspired hope among South Africa's poorest ... Africa


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