Jacob Zuma

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 Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane  at a parliament briefing in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters/ Mike Hutchings

There are increasing calls for the dismissal of South Africa’s public sector corruption watchdog following a string of high-profile court defeats that(...)

Johannesburg: Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma gather at the end of the fourth day of his testimony during the commission of inquiry  into ‘state capture’. Photograph:  Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Up to 100 small farmers in South Africa were conned into participating in a rural economic empowerment scheme that ended up lining the pockets of corr(...)

Former president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after the end of the fourth day of his testimony at a public sector  corruption inquiry, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed on Friday to withdraw a decision he took earlier in the day to stop co-operating with an inquiry into(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: whistleblowers allege he allowed Gupta brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh to hand-pick ruling party members who would do their bidding for cabinet posts. Photograph: Reuters

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has denied that the controversial Gupta family had any influence over his appointment of cabinet ministers d(...)

Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma gather outside the Hill on Empire building in Johannesburg, where Zuma appears before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture over allegations that he oversaw systematic looting of state funds while in power. Photograph:  Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images

Jacob Zuma’s main tactic during his first appearance at an inquiry into public sector corruption he is accused of being at the centre of was to cast (...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday in Johannesburg. ‘I have been vilified, alleged to be the king of corrupt people.’ Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has said allegations that he helped to enable private sector businesses to illegally acquire government tend(...)

President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (left) with David Mabuza in Pretoria who he reappointed as deputy president. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has slashed the size of his new cabinet, reducing it from 36 to 28 ministries as part of his plans to streaml(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa raises his right hand as he takes the oath of office at his inauguration as South African president,  in Pretoria. Photograph: Yeshiel Panchia/AFP/Getty Images

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president. He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 pe(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa is set to emphasise national unity when he is sworn in as South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid president at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party will be inaugurated as the country’s next president this weekend following its red(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma on trial for alleged corruption in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg. He is accused of taking bribes from French defence company Thales. Photograph: Themba Hadebe

A South African court that must decide if corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma should be dropped has heard he is using an approach t(...)

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