Tag Archives: Jacob Zuma

19Oct/17

FBI and UK’s FCA investigating international links to South Africa’s Gupta family, currently emboiled in a corruption scandal

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

18Sep/17

KPMG South Africa facing legal action

South Africa’s tax agency on Monday accused KPMG of “unethical” and “unlawful” behaviour and said it plans to take legal action against the global auditor. It relates to a report carried out by the firm that suggested the former finance minister ran a rogue unit to spy on political leaders – as Kate King explains. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Digging dung: South Africa’s amaBhungane heaps pressure on Zuma

Together with online news site the Daily Maverick, amaBhungane in June released leaked emails and documents that they said showed allegedly improper dealings in government contracts and influence peddling by the Guptas, a family with close ties to South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Religious leaders and civil society groups call for ANC MPs to vote Zuma out

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Cape Town under the banner, Unite Behind Coalition, on Monday (August 7), calling on members of parliament to vote President Jacob Zuma out. Continue reading

07Aug/17

South Africa’s parliament speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

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

31Mar/17

Zuma sacks finance minister, shaking S. Africa

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

10Feb/17

Keynote Zuma speech disrupted as lawmakers brawl, walk out

A session of South Africa’s parliament, convened for a keynote address by the president, descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading