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23-Feb-2021 to 13:56

S/Africa: Zuma’s arms scandal trial set for May

APA-Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma, accused for taking bribes in a US$2.2 billion arms scandal 15 years ago, will finally have his day in court to dispel the allegations starting on 17 May, the country’s prosecuting authorities said on Tuesday.

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23-Feb-2021 to 07:26

Graft probe panel seeks court order to have Zuma arrested

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A commission investigating allegations of widespread high-level corruption in South Africa has asked the country’s Constitutional Court to commit former president Jacob Zuma to two years in prison for contempt of court.

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22-Feb-2021 to 21:59

S/Africa: ‘Stop undermining judiciary’ - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday blasted unnamed leaders for undermining South Africa’s judiciary with their inconsiderate public utterances with the potential to destabilise the rule of law.

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19-Feb-2021 to 11:48

Ruling ANC secretary general’s fraud trial moved to August

APA-Bloemfontein (South Africa) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress secretary general Ace Magashule appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court with 15 others on Friday to answer to allegations of corruption.

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15-Feb-2021 to 22:19

DRC leader appoints new PM

APA - Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) — President Felix Tshisekedi has appointed Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge as the new Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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15-Feb-2021 to 13:52

Defiant Zuma in no-show at corruption hearing

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday boycotted the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, which is probing alleged corruption under his nine-year rule that unceremoniously ended in February 2018.

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12-Feb-2021 to 00:49

S/Africa targeting economic recovery, Covid-19 fight - Ramaphosa

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he will focus his energy this year in rebuilding South Africa’s economy and fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has greatly contributed to the country’s current socio-economic crisis.

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