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2008-08-05 00:00:11

By WILLIAM M GUMEDE ANALYSIS As Jacob Zuma seeks to have 16 corruption, fraud and money- laundering charges against him dismissed, the biggest loser already is South Africa's democracy, institutions and constitutional system. If the Pietermaritzburg High Court throws out the Zuma case, his path to become the next president of South Africa is cleared. Yet, the manner in which Mr Zuma has gone about trying to have his prosecution quashed is troubling. He has pursued a "Stalingrad"...

2008-07-19 12:00:20

A 90th birthday bash for anti-apartheid icon and Nobel peace prize-winner Nelson Mandela was held in the small South African village he calls home. The party was attended by African National Congress President Jacob Zuma, who said Mandela's legacy is one of defense of democracy and leadership by the will of the people, the South African Web site News24.com reported. We are celebrating the life of man who became a symbol and embodiment of hope for African people in particular, and the ANC...

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...

2006-07-28 07:35:00

By Gershwin Wanneburg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Jacob Zuma enters court for his corruption trial this month, more will be at stake than the reputation of South Africa's former deputy president. The case against Zuma, once the front-runner to succeed President Thabo Mbeki, has exposed splits in the ruling African National Congress (ANC), the party that under Nelson Mandela led South Africa from apartheid to multiracial politics. Analysts say the ANC is facing its worst crisis in years....

2006-05-15 02:16:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Popular South African politician Jacob Zuma has been handed back his duties of deputy president of the ruling African National Congress a week after he was acquitted of rape charges, a newspaper reported. The daily Star newspaper reported on Monday that the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) decided to reinstate Zuma to his party role at a Sunday night meeting. It said the case had sharply divided the ANC. "ANC Deputy President Jacob Zuma will resume his...

2006-05-11 05:20:19

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The woman who accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape has fled into exile after a judge acquitted Zuma of the politically explosive charge, a local daily reported on Thursday. Johannesburg's Sunday Times said at the weekend authorities had decided to send the woman into exile over concerns for her safety following the trial during which Zuma's supporters shouting "burn the bitch" set alight photos of the accuser in front of the...

2006-05-09 15:09:21

By Manoah Esipisu JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former Deputy President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday he was willing to run for election as South Africa's next president, wasting no time launching a political comeback attempt after his acquittal on rape charges. Zuma said he was immediately resuming his duties at the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which alone would decide whether to nominate him to succeed President Thabo Mbeki in 2009. "Personally over the years I've never refused...

2006-05-09 09:39:22

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The acquittal of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma on rape charges has set South Africa back by decades in its fight against sexual violence and a brutal AIDS epidemic, activists said on Tuesday. Zuma was cleared of raping an HIV-positive family friend on Monday after a trial that delved into the accuser's sexual history and saw one of South Africa's most popular politicians downplaying the risk of having sex without a condom. South...


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