Browsing: Jacob Zuma

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Jacob Zuma to stand trial

The National Prosecuting Authority said it’s pursuing 16 charges against former President Jacob Zuma including graft and racketeering that were shelved nine years ago amid allegations of political interference

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How the Gupta empire came tumbling down

For years, brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were ranked among South Africa’s most prominent businessmen and socialised with the ruling elite, including their friend, then-President Jacob Zuma. They weathered accusations that

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Taxes hiked as Gigaba targets debt

The ANC took a political gamble by increasing sales tax ahead of elections next year as new President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to stabilise debt and prevent a third junk credit rating. The value-added tax rate will be raised

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Rand jumps to strongest level in years

Traders couldn’t be happier to see the end of President Jacob Zuma’s nine years in power. The 75-year-old leader had driven Wall Street to wit’s end in recent years amid ratings downgrades, declining growth and a string of scandals

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Hawks swoop on the Gupta compound

The noose tightened on South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday as the police went after key allies while leaders of the ANC vowed to force him from office. Police raided the Johannesburg home of the Gupta family

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