South African court postpones corruption trial of former President Jacob Zuma

A South African court on Tuesday again postponed a long-delayed corruption trial against former president Jacob Zuma to September 9 following his hospitalisation last week. Zuma, whose jailing last month on a separate contempt of court matter led to a wave of looting and unrest, was expected to appear at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on… Read More South African court postpones corruption trial of former President Jacob Zuma

Former South African President Jacob Zuma granted leave to attend brother’s funeral

Former President Jacob Zuma, whose jailing this month led to South Africa’s worst outbreak of violence in years, was granted compassionate leave to attend the funeral of his younger brother on Thursday. He was back in prison by the afternoon, the government said. Zuma, wearing a dark suit and white shirt, was flanked by family… Read More Former South African President Jacob Zuma granted leave to attend brother’s funeral

South African court grants delay request of former President Jacob Zuma in corruption trial

A South African court granted former President Jacob Zuma’s request for a delay in his arms deal corruption trial on Tuesday, and adjourned proceedings for three weeks. Zuma this month started a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, a ruling that triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era. He is also accused… Read More South African court grants delay request of former President Jacob Zuma in corruption trial

Former South African former President Jacob Zuma asks court to delay corruption trial

Former South African president Jacob Zuma, whose jailing earlier this month triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era, appeared by video link in court on Monday to seek a further delay in his corruption trial. While the government has largely restored order in the streets, there were fears Zuma’s latest court appearance… Read More Former South African former President Jacob Zuma asks court to delay corruption trial

Protesters clash with security forces in South Africa as unrest persists

Protesters clashed with police in several areas of South Africa and looters ransacked shopping malls on Tuesday as frustrations over poverty and inequality boiled over into the country’s worst unrest in years. Security officials said the government was working to ensure the violence and looting did not spread further, but they stopped short of declaring… Read More Protesters clash with security forces in South Africa as unrest persists

South Africa deploys soldiers to quell violence linked to jailing of former President Jacob Zuma

South Africa deployed soldiers on Monday to quell violence that erupted following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma, after days of riots left at least six people dead. Police said disturbances had intensified as Zuma challenged his 15-month prison term in the country’s top court. The judgment in the case has been reserved. Smoke… Read More South Africa deploys soldiers to quell violence linked to jailing of former President Jacob Zuma

Violent protests erupt in South Africa over jailing of former President Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s top court began hearing a challenge by former president Jacob Zuma against a 15-month prison term on Monday as police said six people had been killed and over 200 arrested in related protests and looting since last week. Sporadic violence and looting continued on Monday, after a weekend of unrest by pro-Zuma protesters,… Read More Violent protests erupt in South Africa over jailing of former President Jacob Zuma

South African high court dismisses request of former President Jacob Zuma to block arrest

South Africa’s high court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to block his arrest for contempt of court, days after he handed himself over to police to begin a 15-month jail term. “The application is dismissed with costs,” the judge presiding over the case said. The constitutional court last week ordered Zuma jailed… Read More South African high court dismisses request of former President Jacob Zuma to block arrest