August 28, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the release of taped phone conversations about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma had applied to prevent the tapes from being released while the opposition party, Democratic Alliance, sought access to them. The case ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday stated that the governing African National Congress (ANC) will not condone political violence. The statement came as 30 of his supporters, three minors and 27 adults, were expected to appear in the Nkandla Magistrate Court for throwing stones at ...[read more]
July 16, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday was elected the first female leader of the African Union (AU). Dlamini-Zuma, 63, is the South African Minister of Home Affairs. She was voted into office on Sunday evening after she successfully challenged the incumbent candidate, Jean ...[read more]
April 28, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
South African President Jacob Zuma announced Saturday that he will be issuing pardons, known as "special remissions," to 35,000 offenders in order to ease prison overcrowding. The remissions were issued in honor of Freedom Day commemorating Nelson Mandela winning the nation's first all-race ...[read more]
December 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 28, 2007, the South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) indicted Jacob Zuma, the leader of the ruling African National Party (ANC). He was charged with corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering. The charges were later dropped after a protracted legal battle. Earlier ...[read more]
August 12, 2010
by Daniel Richey
The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) sent an open letter to South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday expressing concerns over plans by the African National Congress (ANC) to create a special court to punish press outlets that publish sensitive state information. If passed, ...[read more]
April 25, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The African National Congress (ANC) was formally declared the winner of South African parliamentary elections Saturday, but its win fell short of the two-thirds majority of seats needed to change or amend the country's constitution and pass legislation on its own. The election clears the way for... ...[read more]
April 9, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) leader Jacob Zuma on Wednesday called on the Judicial Service Commission to conduct a review of the country's Constitutional Court, saying the court has too much power and had abused its authority. Zuma also criticized the country's judicia... ...[read more]
April 6, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA) announced Monday that it is dropping all corruption charges against African National Congress (ANC) leader Jacob Zuma. The acting director of the NPA, Mokotedi Mpshe, issued a statement that called into question the timing of the ...[read more]
March 31, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Tuesday held that the judges of the Constitutional Court acted lawfully in filing a grievance against Cape Judge President John Hlophe alleging that Hlophe had tried to influence their decision in a corruption case against African National ...[read more]

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