South African President Jacob Zuma is guilty of misconduct over the spending of 215 million rand ($20 million) on work at his home that included building a pool and an amphitheater, the nation’s graft ombudsman said.
South Africa issued a “stern warning” that it won’t tolerate violence after expelling several diplomats from Rwanda for alleged illegal acts following the murder and attempted murder of opponents of the East African nation’s government.
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.
Cyril Ramaphosa will take over management of the economy and implement a 20-year government plan after being appointed South Africa’s deputy president following May 7 elections, according to two people familiar with the plans of the ruling party.
The involvement of South African President Jacob Zuma ’s family in a series of controversial business deals has fueled anger among labor unions, whose support helped propel Zuma to power last year, at a time when one in four South Africans is unemployed.
Prudence Moime looks up from stirring a pot of corn meal in front of her two-room shanty in northeastern South Africa and gazes across the surrounding rocky hillside. Just beyond her view lie some of the world’s best platinum deposits.
South African Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has demanded that the National Prosecuting Authority give him the reasons for using an apartheid-era law to charge 270 striking miners with murder for the deaths of 34 fellow workers shot by police this month.
South Africa’s government said a panel appointed to probe graft allegations related to its purchase of weapons in the late 1990s from companies including ThyssenKrupp AG, BAE Systems Plc and Saab AB will be given sweeping powers to do its work.