Thuli Madonsela used to be a loyal member of South Africa’s African National Congress. Now she’s at loggerheads with the ruling party after exposing alleged wrongdoing by top politicians including President Jacob Zuma.
A disciplinary hearing that may result in the expulsion of youth leader Julius Malema from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress and decide the political fate of President Jacob Zuma has sparked violent protests in central Johannesburg.
South Africa’s ruling party attacked some of the country’s largest companies this week as it sought to defend its record in government, straining its relationship with business and threatening investment.
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.