The Congress of the People, formed by dissidents from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, hemorrhaged support in yesterday’s municipal election following a power struggle between its two top leaders.
MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s largest wireless operator, bribed officials, arranged meetings between Iranian and South African leaders, and promised Iran weapons and United Nations votes in exchange for a license to provide mobile-phone service in the Islamic Republic, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS alleged in a lawsuit.
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.
Julius Malema, who was expelled from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, has rekindled his political career after the party he created seven months ago to contest this week’s election won the third most votes.
South Africa’s Congress of the People, the third-largest political party, may not have its elective conference for a second time this year because of fighting and allegations of irregularities, Business Day reported, citing an unidentified party official.