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12 Feb 2016
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Friday mocked the opposition, dismissing it as "useless" and ignorant after rowdy radical lawmakers disrupted his parliamentary address and walked out. "They are showing how useless they are, people will never vote for them," Zuma said a day after seeing his annual state of the nation address interrupted. "They…
10 Feb 2016
Political scandals, huge economic deals and even extravagant wedding party controversies -- an immigrant family that is one of South Africa's wealthiest is accused by critics of wielding immense power behind the scenes. The Guptas, an Indian family that moved to the country in the 1990s, are alleged to exert a magnetic pull over President…
6 Aug 2015
South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Thursday reiterated his government’s stance that Pretoria had no role in ordering an arrest of Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, when he attended African Union Summit in Johannesburg.
4 Aug 2015
A corruption case against South African firebrand politician Julius Malema was thrown out Tuesday after three years of delays, a judge said. Malema, who heads the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), had been accused of fraud, corruption and racketeering linked to a government contract won six years ago when he headed the youth wing of…
3 Aug 2015
Firebrand South African politician Julius Malema on Monday demanded his day in court after his long-delayed trial for corruption was once again postponed, three years after he was initially charged. Malema, who heads the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is accused of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and racketeering linked to a $5 million government contract won…
26 Jun 2015
South Africa's opposition Friday targeted Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa among top officials they want prosecuted after the release of a report into a police massacre of 34 striking miners. The radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, led by firebrand Julius Malema, said it would take action to ensure the "political elite" behind the 2012 killings…
1 Jun 2015
The South African tax department on Monday withdrew its legal case against high-profile politician Julius Malema, allowing the vocal government critic to keep his seat in parliament. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) had accused Malema, the charismatic leader of the populist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, of failing to submit tax returns for years…
18 Mar 2015
YOU can make your choice – either to laugh or to cry. The raucous in the parliament in South Africa is not going to stop anytime soon. It may get worse before it gets better.
13 Feb 2015
SOUTH Africa's parliament descended into chaos as leftist MPs scuffled with security during a key annual speech by President Jacob Zuma. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by Julius Malema, repeatedly interrupted Mr Zuma, demanding answers over a spending scandal. The speaker of parliament then ordered their removal, prompting scuffles. The largest opposition party, the…