A senior source in South Africa’s African National Congress party says its executive committee decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading
South African President Jacob Zuma criticises marches last week, accusing some demonstrators of racism.
South Africa’s speaker of parliament says she will consider a request from opposition parties to hold a no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.
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
Various,South Africa (China Global Television) – Tensions between South Africans and foreigners rose again in Pretoria and parts of Johannesburg recently.