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

Former South African President Jacob Zuma hands self over to begin jail setence

South African former President Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the post-apartheid state’s ability to enforce the rule of law. Police spokesperson Lirandzu Themba confirmed in a statement that Zuma… Read More Former South African President Jacob Zuma hands self over to begin jail setence

Former South African President Jacob Zuma asks court to annul jail sentence

South Africa’s ex-leader Jacob Zuma on Friday asked the country’s top court to annul his 15-month jail sentence for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry, saying it was excessive, unjust and might kill him if he catches COVID-19 in prison. The constitutional court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in jail on Tuesday for failing… Read More Former South African President Jacob Zuma asks court to annul jail sentence

South African court jails former President Jacob Zuma for fifteen months on contempt charges

South Africa’s constitutional court sentenced former president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in jail for contempt of court on Tuesday after he failed to appear at a corruption inquiry earlier this year. Zuma failed to appear at the inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in February, after which the inquiry’s lawyers approached the… Read More South African court jails former President Jacob Zuma for fifteen months on contempt charges

South Africa elects, swears in Cyril Ramaphosa as President after Jacob Zuma’s resignation

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa’s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress. The road back to prosperity and self-respect under Ramaphosa, who became ANC head in December, will be long and hard in a… Read More South Africa elects, swears in Cyril Ramaphosa as President after Jacob Zuma’s resignation

South African police raid homle of the Gupta brothers as ANC unveils plans to sack President Jacob Zuma 

​The ANC on Wednesday unveiled plans to sack South African President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police raided the luxury home of his friends the Gupta brothers, investigating corruption allegations. The raid marked a dramatic escalation in the pressure on Zuma and the political faction around him accused of milking… Read More South African police raid homle of the Gupta brothers as ANC unveils plans to sack President Jacob Zuma 

South Africa’s ruling party ANC orders President Jacob Zuma to resign

South Africa’s ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state but gave him no firm deadline to go, setting the stage for a potential fight to wrest him from power. Leading members of the African National Congress now want new party leader Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma, ANC Secretary… Read More South Africa’s ruling party ANC orders President Jacob Zuma to resign