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2005-12-07 04:12:10

By Manoah Esipisu JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African newspapers demanded on Wednesday that former deputy president Jacob Zuma relinquish his leadership post in the ruling African National Congress a day after he was charged in court with rape. Zuma said on Tuesday he had quit junior party posts but would keep the job of party deputy president -- a springboard from which friends say he can launch a bid for the presidency -- after he was charged with raping an unnamed 31-year-old...

2005-12-06 06:00:02

By Manoah Esipisu JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma was charged in court with rape on Tuesday in a case that analysts say has practically dashed any hope of his becoming the country's next president. The trial looks certain to further test South Africa's young democracy, coming on top of corruption charges against Zuma that his teeming grass-roots supporters insist are trumped up. "The national prosecuting authority has decided that Jacob...

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...

2005-11-21 08:46:27

By John Chiahemen JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former deputy president, Jacob Zuma, has confirmed he is facing rape allegations, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday. Newspaper reports of rape allegations against Zuma, who was sacked in June and faces a graft trial, have further muddled South Africa's increasingly murky and charged domestic politics. ANC Secretary General Kgalema Motlanthe said the party planned no sanctions against Zuma, who must be...

2005-11-21 06:18:10

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former deputy president, Jacob Zuma, has confirmed that he is facing rape allegations, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday. Zuma has denied allegations in newspapers just over a week ago that he sexually assaulted a female guest at his Johannesburg home. Police have refused to confirm whether they are investigating such allegations. "The deputy president did indeed tell us that these allegations of rape against him are...

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...