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Maseko testifies on Gupta’s ‘bullying, intimidation tactics’ at state capture inquiry

JOHANNESBURG, August 29 – The controversial Gupta family’s inappropriate demands on former government spokesman Themba Maseko to channel government’s advertising spend to their newspaper, The New Age, bordered on breaking the laws of the country, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Wednesday. Maseko was CEO of government communication and information system (GCIS) […]

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Zuma’s new advocate challenges State, seeks permanent stay of prosecution

PIETERMARITZBURG, July 27  – Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s new senior counsel, Mike Hellens, told the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday that he took issue with the state trying to limit the defence’s timelines on a complex case. Appearing before KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president, Mjabuliseni Isaac Madondo, Hellens told the court he found it […]

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Former president Zuma’s son Vusi dies

DURBAN, 2 July (ANA) – Details surrounding the death of Jacob Zuma’s son, Vusi, will be conveyed by midday. Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma died on Sunday night at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg following a short illness. He was one of five children born to Jacob Zuma and Kate Manthso, including twins Duduzane and Duduzile Zuma. Manthso committed […]

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NPA decision on Jacob Zuma is a ‘witch-hunt’, says Edward Zuma

DURBAN, 19 March 2018 – Edward Zuma, the eldest son of former president Jacob Zuma, said in a statement on Monday that the decision taken by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to pursue a corruption case against his father was a “witch-hunt” and “very suspicious”. In his statement addressed to “all South Africans and global citizens”, Edward Zuma […]

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Dlamini-Zuma assumes duties in the presidency

JOHANNESBURG, March 3 – Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, assumed her duties in the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said. Dlamini-Zuma was welcomed by the senior management of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) led by the Director General, Mpumi […]

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President Zuma refuses to step down

JOHANNESBURG, FEBRUARY 5 – President Jacob Zuma has stubbornly refused to quit as head of state and has instead dared his African Nation Congress colleagues to remove him “if they have the power to do so” media reports said on Monday. The ruling party’s top brass met Zuma on Sunday night in Pretoria, where reports […]