Southern Africa

South Africa: anti-corruption inquiry commission slams Zuma’s defiance

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The Zondo commission,a South African commission investigating corruption during the presidency of Jacob Zuma has faulted his decision not to obey summons to appear before it later this month. According to the Zondo commission, Mr Zuma’s decision is “completely unacceptable”. Mr Zuma is scheduled to appear before the commission from …

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Former president Jacob Zuma defies the court order

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South African ex-president Jacob Zuma said he will no longer appear before a commission investigating corruption during his presidency, defying last week’s order by the Constitutional Court. The scandal revolves around allegations that the wealthy Gupta family, who are close friends of the former president, used their relationship to unfairly …

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South Africa: Millions spent on illegal spy operations for Jacob Zuma

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South Africa’s spy agency has been accused of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on illegal undercover operations to protect former President Jacob Zuma from corruption investigations. The allegations, made by whistle-blowers at a corruption inquiry, include attempts to influence judges and newspapers. The allegations are staggering. Two whistle-blowers, and …

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Covid-19: extension of lockdown in Zimbabwe ‘to save lives’

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After the 30 days lockdown which has started on January 5, Zimbabwean authorities have extended the lockdown by another two weeks, until 15 February in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who is acting health minister, made the announcement on national television: “The president …

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