Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma’s frustrating and evasive three-day public corruption testimony ended on Friday, just as a new corruption scandal emerged concerning sitting president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Political parties in South Africa have called for investigations into former president Jacob Zuma after an explosive report published Sunday alleged that Zuma stashed millions of dollars belonging to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in a bunker at his private home, known as the Nkandla homestead.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this week signed a proclamation that officially establishes a new investigating council to examine high-profile cases such as the country’s ongoing state capture inquiry.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has established a special tribunal to expedite prosecutions and recover the proceeds of corruption amidst an ongoing state capture inquiry that has dominated South African politics for two years, the Office of the President announced in a statement.
South African President Jacob Zuma finally resigned Wednesday evening, after hemming and hawing his way through Tuesday’s announcement that his party, the African National Congress (ANC), no longer stood behind him.
South African authorities arrested Wednesday a member of the Gupta family during an early morning raid of their luxury home in an upscale Johannesburg neighborhood. The Guptas have been accused of state capture in collaboration with President Jacob Zuma, who is under pressure to resign.
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