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S.Africa's Zuma: Troubled leader heads towards exit

Johanesburg - South Africa's jovial leader Jacob Zuma is a former herdboy who fought in the anti-apartheid struggle and has held onto the presidency despite a plethora of scandals.

S.Africa's top court delivers Zuma impeachment blow

Johanesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday ruled that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for using public money for private home upgrades, a move that could lead to impeachment proceedings.

S.Africa's top court delivers Zuma impeachment blow

Johanesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday ruled that parliament failed to hold embattled President Jacob Zuma accountable for using state funds to upgrade his private home, in a move that could trigger impeachment proceedings.

Zuma and Ramaphosa face battle of wills over S.Africa's future

Johanesburg - South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa wrapped up Thursday the party conference that elected him ANC leader, with a vow to stamp out corruption in the organisation and in government.

Zuma admits S.Africans 'not happy' with ruling ANC party

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma admitted Saturday that voters were "not happy" with the ruling ANC party as it began a five-day conference to elect his successor as party leader.

S.Africa spy agency threatens to seek Zuma book ban

Johanesburg - South Africa's spy agency threatened on Friday to seek a banning order for a newly released book that makes a series of corruption allegations against President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma's ex-wife named MP ahead of key ANC leadership vote

Johanesburg - An ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma said Thursday that she was being re-appointed a lawmaker in parliament, in what is being seen as her latest step to secure the country's presidency in two years' time.

S.Africa's Zuma seeks to dodge graft charges again

Bloemfontein - South Africa's embattled president Jacob Zuma goes to court on Thursday in a fresh attempt to fend off the reinstatement of 783 graft charges relating to a 1990s arms deal.

In S.Africa, Zuma's scandals ensnare his ambitious son

Johanesburg - A long-running corruption scandal in South Africa has embroiled President Jacob Zuma, senior ministers and the wealthy Indian Gupta brothers -- but now Zuma's own son has taken centre-stage.

Zuma's ex-wife lashes critics as S.Africa power race hots up

Johanesburg - The former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday dismissed criticism that her bid to succeed him in office is a strategy to protect him from criminal prosecution.

Zuma's ex-wife lashes critics as S.Africa power race hots up

Johanesburg - The former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday dismissed criticism that her bid to succeed him in office is a strategy to protect him from criminal prosecution.

Pressure on S.Africa's Zuma as ANC leadership meets

Johanesburg - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership Sunday but managed to sidestep a no-confidence vote after a turbulent three-day gathering.

South African president says ANC ready for female leader

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling ANC party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was named by the party's influential women's league as its choice to succeed him.

S.Africa's Zuma easily survives no-confidence vote

Cape Town - South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Thursday as ruling ANC lawmakers ignored calls from opposition parties to vote him out of office.

Zuma to be quizzed by S.Africa watchdog

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma will be questioned by the country's top watchdog Thursday over alleged misconduct including allowing a wealthy Indian migrant family to choose ministers, officials said.

Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds: treasury

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds spent upgrading his private residence with facilities including a chicken coop and a swimming pool, the treasury said Monday.

South Africa court rules Zuma should face almost 800 graft charges

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges that were dropped in 2009, a judge said Friday, piling further pressure on the embattled leader.

S.Africa court to rule on Zuma corruption charges

Pretoria - A South African court will rule Friday on a bid to have more than 700 corruption charges reinstated against President Jacob Zuma, piling further pressure on the embattled leader.

South Africa anti-apartheid stalwart urges Zuma to step down

Johanesburg - A South African anti-apartheid veteran who was jailed with Nelson Mandela has urged beleaguered President Jacob Zuma to step down after a damning ruling found him in violation of the constitution.

S.Africa's Zuma fights back in TV speech after court rebuke

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied deliberate misconduct after the country's top court found he violated the constitution over the use of public funds to upgrade his private residence.

South Africa's Zuma easily wins no-confidence vote

Cape Town - Beleaguered South African President Jacob Zuma easily survived a no-confidence motion in parliament Tuesday after a heated attack on his "reckless" handling of the economy.

Zuma ridicules S. Africa opposition for disrupting his speech

Cape Town - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Friday mocked the opposition as "useless" and ignorant, after rowdy radical lawmakers repeatedly disrupted his annual state of the nation parliamentary address.

S.Africa's Zuma vows economic revival in disrupted speech

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday announced plans for "an effective turnaround plan" for South Africa's ailing economy in an address to the nation disrupted by a walkout by radical lawmakers.

S. African police fire stun grenades ahead of Zuma address

Cape Town - South African police fired stun grenades to disperse angry protesters outside parliament on Thursday shortly before President Jacob Zuma was due to deliver his annual state of the nation address.

S.Africa's Zuma scraps university fee hikes in face of protests

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday abandoned proposed hikes to university fees that have sparked days of protests culminating in police firing stun grenades at students outside government headquarters.

S.African president cleared over 'swimming pool' scandal

Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay public money spent on 'security upgrades' to his private residence that included a swimming pool and chicken run, the police minister announced Thursday.

S.Africa's Zuma denies hinting at getting fifth wife

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday denied media local reports that he has hinted he may be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through old age.

Zuma sworn in for second term as South Africa president

Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma vowed to spearhead a "radical social economic transformation" as he was sworn in for a second term before dignitaries and a cheering crowd of thousands on Saturday.

Michelle Obama meets Nelson Mandela but not President Zuma

Johannesburg - US First Lady Michelle Obama has met Black struggle icon Nelson Mandela on her South African visit, but South African President Jacob Zuma has not been able to fit her into his busy schedule.

South African President accused of 'blasphemy'

With local elections imminent, South Africa’s politicians are pulling out all the stops to woo voters, with nothing more controversial than President Zuma's claim that African National Congress (ANC) voters will go straight to heaven.
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