JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa’s Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family’s alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday (19 October). Continue reading
South Africa’s speaker of parliament rules that a vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be held by secret ballot – a move widely seen as increasing the chances that he will have to step down. Continue reading
President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma says “this is how it should be in a democracy” after his governing African National Congress party recorded its worst results since coming to power. Continue reading
Former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema tells crowds of South African opposition supporters gathered at a rally in Johannesburg that “victory is certain”, after asking the country’s top court to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma broke the law by spending 250 million rand (then $23 million) on a state-funded security upgrade to his home.
A day after parliament descended into chaos, with opposition lawmakers removed by force after disrupting Jacob Zuma’s annual address, people on the streets of Johannesburg say they believe the focus should be on the resolving the country’s problems.
South African security officers remove far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) lawmakers from parliament after they disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s State-Of-The-Nation speech and members of the main opposition walk out in protest.