South Africa’s ruling African National Congress pledged continued backing for its leader, President Jacob Zuma, after the graft ombudsman said he was guilty of misconduct over the spending of 215 million rand ($20 million) on his home.
The South African graft ombudsman’s decision that President Jacob Zuma “benefited unduly” from state-funded work on his home is the latest in a series of scandals that hasn’t threatened his grip on power.
South Africa’s main opposition party is turning to a 33-year-old former resident of the township of Soweto to help it challenge the ruling African National Congress in the nation’s richest province, Gauteng.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress removed leaders from its youth wing and the Limpopo province as President Jacob Zuma moved against opponents a year ahead of elections, according to the Centre for Politics and Research.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress starts its campaign today for an election this year that may be its toughest yet as voter disenchantment grows over a lack of jobs and corruption scandals.
To chants of his nickname, “Juju, Juju,” Julius Malema strode by women blowing kisses and men raising clenched fists as he campaigned to whip up support for this year’s election with a call to nationalize South Africa’s mines, banks and land.
South Africa’s main opposition party chose ex-Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress’s grip on power.