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Jacob Zuma admitted to hospital

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday was admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation. “A routine observation prompted that Mr. Zuma be taken for in-hospitalization,” said Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo, adding the former president’s healthcare needs in the …

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South Africa in flames

  Spontaneous outbreak or insurrection? South Africa | DAVID EVERATT | South Africans spent most of mid-July glued to their news outlets, from established media outlets to TikTok, from streaming news to old-fashioned printed words, to see just one thing: would Jacob Zuma blink? Would the country finally get some …

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Presidents who subvert democracy

They can hit a brick wall: ask Jacob Zuma, Trump | ROGER SOUTHALL | It can be tough when you are a former president in a democracy you have attempted to subvert, especially when that democracy comes back to bite you. Former South African president Jacob Zuma is finding this …

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S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP |   South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career. The court dismissed Zuma’s bid for a permanent stay of …

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S.Africa’s Zuma to testify at graft scandal inquiry

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African former president Jacob Zuma is due on Monday to make a much-anticipated appearance before an inquiry into alleged corruption after previous witnesses gave damning evidence against him. Zuma is accused of overseeing mass looting of state funds during his nine-year reign before …

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S.Africa’s Zuma won’t seek MP seat, party list shows

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South African president Jacob Zuma will not seek a place in parliament in the May 8 elections, the ruling party has said, surprising those who expected him to try to stage a comeback. Zuma, who has had a fraught relationship with his successor Cyril Ramaphosa and his anti-graft …

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