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I’m not afraid of jail, says Zuma


South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has said he is not scared of going to prison, days after an investigation found evidence of possible government corruption. This was his first public appearance since an anti-corruption report asked for a judicial inquiry. Mr Zuma, 74, is accused of an improper relationship …

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Zuma Crisis Deepens as Court Orders Release of Graft Report


The crisis facing South African President Jacob Zuma worsened as the High Court ordered the publication of a report that threatens to expose alleged graft linked to his relationship with a wealthy family and as thousands gathered in Pretoria, the capital, to protest state corruption. The court ordered the nation’s …

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Jacob Zuma caught sleeping during Gordhan’s mid-term budget speech


In South Africa, all attention yesterday was focused on what Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had to say in parliament. With the economy under pressure, questions over education funding and the finance minister himself embroiled in a political row, Mr Gordhan’s mini-budget statement was eagerly awaited. But this morning, South Africans …

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Zuma asks for ‘court case to be delayed’


South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has asked for a postponement of a court hearing, aimed at blocking the release of a report by the country’s top anti-corruption body, as he needed more time to prepare for the case, the local BusinessLive news site reports. Mr Zuma’s request came after a …

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Jacob Zuma corruption report blocked in South Africa


A corruption investigation expected to contain damning allegations against South African President Jacob Zuma will not be published on Friday, as planned. Thuli Mandonsela, who has vigorously pursued Mr Zuma in her seven years as anti-corruption tsar, told Reuters that legal action was behind the delay. Mr Zuma applied for …

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