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 Africa’s government pledged to cooperate with a probe by the nation’s graft ombudsman on how an Airbus jet carrying wedding guests from India was allowed to land at a military base after it released its own report into the incident.
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.
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.
South African prosecutors dropped murder charges against 270 striking miners after being criticized for using an apartheid-era law to hold them liable for the deaths of 34 fellow workers shot by police.