‘Zuma is going to have his day in court soon and it’s going to be ugly’

Former president Jacob Zuma is set to face the music — soon he will be charged with the arms-deal corruption case and he might face ill-discipline charges by his party.

The Sunday Times can reveal that the National Prosecuting Authority is going to recommend that some of the charges against Zuma be reinstated, having lined up more than 200 witnesses to testify against him.
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Arm scandal: Two presidents linked to Zuma

Witnesses in the tribunal in Pretoria have linked two French presidents with Zuma and Mbeki around the arms scandal.

According to Ajay Sooklal, Jacques Chirac has requested Thabo Mbeki to persuade the National Prosecuting Authority to pay no attention to an investigation into the Thales arms manufacturer.
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State capture: ANC plots a way for Zuma to walk free

A presidential pardon could be part of the ANC’s package offered to President Jacob Zuma for him to vacate office before his term comes to an end in 2019. ANC insiders said this week there have been informal discussions between supporters of Zuma and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa about the possibility of granting Zuma a […]
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Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?

It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013. What South African’s didn’t know was that the country had already entered a new era of corruption that was to have a myriad negative consequences. Now, after years […]
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It’s over. The damage must be fixed

At 6.57pm on December 18 2017 at the Nasrec convention hall in Johannesburg, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma ceased to be president of the ANC. The announcement that ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa had won the election to succeed him put an end to his mind-numbingly disjointed ANC speeches, pockmarked with dissonance and a hip-swerving evasion of […]
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Jacob Zuma’s criminal status key for ANC rules

If corruption charges against Jacob Zuma were to be re-enrolled, a fraught responsibility would fall on ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. Under the ANC’s constitution, the party’s secretary general “may suspend” a member or office bearer indicted to appear in a court if that seems necessary — “on the authority of” the party’s national executive […]
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NPA gives Zuma until November 30 to explain why corruption case must be dropped

The National Prosecuting Authority has given Jacob Zuma until November 30 to make representations on why the corruption case against him should be dropped. In a statement issued on Friday, the NPA said the National Director of Public Prosecutions “is of the view that in light of the judgment of the SCA, it appears that […]
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What is the ANC learning from the private sector

Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is), the outspoken MP Makhosi Khoza resigned from Parliament and from the ANC, and the Bank of Baroda won a court case to allow it to stop being […]
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Zuma wife accused of poison plot : “Charge me or leave me alone”

“Charge me,” says first lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma in the wake of President Jacob Zuma claiming officially, for the first time, that he was poisoned. While Zuma did not provide details, MaNtuli has long been at the centre of allegations that she was involved. The Sunday Times revealed in 2015 that Ntuli-Zuma had been booted out […]
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Hawks failed to investigate Prasa tenders valued in excess of R9-Billion

The Hawks have failed for two years to investigate two Passenger Rail Agency of SA contracts valued in excess of R9-billion, according to court papers. This is despite Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe giving the Hawks help with the investigations. “The effect is that serious criminal liability is left unchecked, investigations may be compromised and […]
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