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2006-09-03 03:12:39

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma is due in court this week to face corruption charges, strengthened by outspoken supporters who have kept alive his hope of political resurrection. Zuma, 64, one of South Africa's most charismatic leaders, was sacked by President Thabo Mbeki last year amid an arms procurement scandal. His hopes of succeeding Mbeki, who leaves office in 2009, hinge on the outcome and speed of the trial. The court...

2006-07-31 06:20:36

By Paul Simao PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday postponed the graft trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as defense lawyers called for the case to be dismissed. Judge Herbert Msimang said he needed time to study papers submitted by the prosecution in support of their call for a delay of several months and by the defense, which has called for a dismissal of the charges if the state is not prepared to proceed quickly with the case....

2006-07-28 10:01:29

By Paul Simao DURBAN (Reuters) - South African trade unionists and communists rallied on Friday to demand authorities drop corruption charges against former Deputy President Jacob Zuma. Zuma is set to stand trial on Monday in a case that could wreck or resurrect his presidential hopes. More than 1,000 members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) chanted "Our president in waiting" and "Drop the charges" as they marched...

2006-02-13 06:05:00

By Manoah Esipisu JOHANNESBURG -- Besieged by angry protesters, a South African court on Monday launched the rape trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma -- a man once seen as the likely next leader of Africa's most powerful country. Zuma, 63, arrived at the Johannesburg High Court as police dressed in riot gear squared off against hundreds of his supporters chanting slogans and dancing in the streets. Zuma is charged with raping a 31-year-old AIDS activist and longtime family friend in...

2005-12-06 03:27:10

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma was charged in court with rape on Tuesday in a case that analysts said had virtually scuppered any hope of his becoming the country's next president. "After due consideration for the facts in the relevant case docket, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided that Jacob Zuma be arraigned in the Johannesburg Magistrate's court on a charge of rape," the prosecuting authority said in a statement. "To...

2005-11-12 11:36:03

By Spokes Mashiyane DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - Sacked South African deputy president Jacob Zuma was formally indicted on corruption charges on Saturday in a case that has split the ruling ANC and tested the country's young democracy. Zuma appeared briefly in the Durban magistrate court and was informed of the indictment and told his trial will begin on July 31 next year and will run until November 14. His 1,000 rand bail was also extended. Zuma arrived at court wearing a gray...

2005-11-12 06:47:10

By Spokes Mashiyane DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - Sacked South African deputy president Jacob Zuma was formally indicted on corruption charges on Saturday in a case that has split the ruling ANC and tested the country's young democracy. Zuma appeared briefly in the Durban magistrate court and was informed of the indictment and told his trial will begin on July 31 next year and will run until November 14. His 1,000 rand bail was also extended. Zuma arrived at court wearing a gray...

2005-11-11 08:21:21

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - Security was tightened and some roads were closed in Durban on Friday ahead of a weekend court appearance by South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma, who has been charged with corruption. Zuma supporters planned an overnight vigil on Friday for their hero, whose sacking by President Thabo Mbeki has opened up sharp divisions in the ruling African National Congress (ANC). "Durban police are bringing in reinforcements from outside the city....

2005-10-12 08:30:35

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African deputy president Jacob Zuma, sacked in June after being linked to a high-profile graft case, will face a high court corruption trial starting next July 31, officials said on Wednesday. Zuma, once seen as a likely successor to President Thabo Mbeki, remains a hugely popular figure with many grass roots supporters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its Communist and labor allies. His sacking has polarized the ANC alliance and...

2005-10-11 03:18:56

By Spokes Mashiyane DURBAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of South Africans danced and cheered in support of sacked deputy president Jacob Zuma as he arrived at court on Tuesday to face corruption charges in a case that has split the ruling African National Congress. Zuma, widely popular and once expected to succeed President Thabo Mbeki in 2009, swept into the Durban court compound in a fleet of black cars and four-wheel drive vehicles. He was fired in June following the corruption conviction...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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