Former senior members of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress have called on voters to spoil their ballot papers in the May 7 election to register their disillusionment with President Jacob Zuma’s government.
South Africa’s main opposition party named two parliamentary officials to a panel that will probe President Jacob Zuma’s response to misconduct allegations as it seeks to capitalize on the scandal before next month’s elections.
South Africa will make sure its population benefits when it develops its shale gas and offshore oil industries and won’t repeat the errors it made with mining, said Zweli Mkhize, treasurer of the ruling party.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress faces its toughest-ever election on May 7 as some voters expected quicker improvement in their lives 20 years after the end of apartheid, party Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize said.
South African President Jacob Zuma said he won’t respond to the graft ombudsman’s findings that he improperly benefited from a state-funded 215 million rand ($20 million) home upgrade until state investigators complete their probe.
A former cabinet minister and national executive committee member of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, Pallo Jordan, has called President Jacob Zuma’s administration “littered with scandal.”
South Africa’s National Council of Provinces approved changes to oil and mining laws that will give the state a free stake in new energy ventures and may force some mining companies to sell part of their output to local manufacturers.