Monday, 26 March 2018

Zuma Shunned by South Africa's ANC as Corruption Trial Looms.

Jacob Zuma
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
As South Africa’s ex-President, Jacob Zuma, prepares to appear in court next month on corruption charges, the ruling African National Congress is scrambling to distance itself from its former leader.

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule made the party’s position on Zuma clear on Sunday when he welcomed efforts by the new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to put an end to a “sad chapter of systemic corruption.” While ANC members were welcome to show support for the former leader at his trial, they shouldn’t wear party regalia while doing so, he told reporters in Cape Town after a meeting of its National Executive Committee, which Zuma attended.

Full story at Bloomberg.
By Paul Vecchiatto, Michael Cohen and Sm Mkokeli.

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