A South African judge issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for Jacob Zuma, the country’s former president, after his defense claimed he was too ill to appear in court to face the multiple criminal charges related to transactions with a French weapons manufacturer, South African Broadcasting Corporation reported.
A South African court thwarted on Wednesday president Jacob Zuma’s attempt to block an investigation into his abuse of office and ordered the inquiry to be launched and finished within 180 days.
South African politicians have claimed that a local councillor, gunned down just weeks after receiving a death threat, was killed for her "fight against corruption", local media reported Tuesday.
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