S.Africa's Ramaphosa welcomes Zuma's medical parole
The state accuses Zuma of bribery, fraud and money laundering in a $2 billion weapons contract with French company Thales in the late 1990s. He denies all the charges.
The corruption trial of the former South African president is set to resume despite violence that shook the country this week. The court will hold a virtual session to "avoid disruption."
Zuma’s son Duduzane appeals to looters: Please be careful while looting and protesting.
The former president faces a jail term for contempt of court after refusing to appear at his own corruption inquest. His lawyer argues that he is in poor health and is not a flight risk.
In tonight's edition: All eyes are on Jacob Zuma as the former South African president fails to turn himself in before an arrest deadline. Also, in the latest wave of mass abductions from schools in northwestern Nigeria, around 140 students are taken from a boarding school in Kaduna state. Parents at the Bethel Baptist High School are distraught. And we hear from Tunisian illustrator Nadia Khiari about her disappointment at the decade after the Arab Spring.
A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal was adjourned on Monday (May 17) to May 26, and his defence lawyer said Zuma would plead not guilty when the hearing finally starts.
South Africans called for justice to be served as an inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma's time as the president said it will ask the constitutional court to impose a jail term on the former leader after he defied an order to appear before the inquiry on Monday .
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern in a statement Tuesday about the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region, saying "urgent steps" must be taken as the government denies allegations by three opposition parties that there are over 50,000 civilian deaths. And in South Africa, the anti-graft inqquiry commission slams Zuma's defiance at appearing in court.
4 Feb 2020
S.African court issues arrest warrant for ex-president Zuma