Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was ousted by his own party in February, appeared at the Durban High Court on Friday for the second time on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal in the late 1990s.
South Africa's ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. Zuma, breaking his silence, told the state broadcaster that his treatment was "unfair."
South Africa's Parliament scheduled a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma for February 22, the Parliament's speaker said on Friday, following a request from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party.
South Africa's High Court has rebuked President Jacob Zuma for challenging the recommendations of the country's corruption-fighting Public Protector for a graft probe against him, ordering the president to appoint a judicial inquiry into state influence-peddling within 30 days.
South African opposition leaders piled pressure on President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday after a parliamentary vote of no confidence exposed deep rifts in his ANC party as it readies for a leadership battle.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday described last week's protests demanding that he resign as racist, as he fought back against the criticism that has threatened to split the ruling ANC party.