Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Jacob Zuma"

    ‘What have I done?’ — Zuma asks as corruption trial begins

‘What have I done?’ — Zuma asks as corruption trial begins

Jacob Zuma, former South African president, says he will be proven innocent of the corruption charges brought against him.Zuma is being tried before a Durban high court on a 16-count charge of corruption relating to a 30 billion rand ($2.20 billion) arms deal arranged in the late 1990s.Speaking to his supporters outside the court on Friday, Zuma claimed his opponents [...]

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    Zuma to face trial for corruption

Zuma to face trial for corruption

Former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will be charged with 16 counts of corruption, Shaun Abrahams, South African chief prosecutor, announced on Friday.Zuma had allegedly received payments from a controversial multi-billion rand arms deal.The charges against Zuma include money laundering, fraud and racketeering."After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution [...]

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    Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he is not going to pull down the statue of Jacob Zuma, former South African president, which was erected last year.Okorocha said this on Friday in reaction to recent calls for the statue to be pulled down.In October 2017, the Imo government erected a statue of the former South African president in Owerri, the [...]

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    Zuma’s resignation lifts rand to near 3-year high

Zuma’s resignation lifts rand to near 3-year high

After months of ongoing speculation, the overnight climax with Jacob Zuma resigning from his position as President of South Africa has lifted the Rand to its highest level since March 2015. The Rand has now advanced by nearly 2.4 percent against the dollar this week, and has strengthened against all of the G10 currencies throughout the same period, at time of [...]

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    ‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

Nigerians have been reacting to the resignation of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma stepped down following pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).Last year, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, honoured Zuma by erecting a statue in his honour.Although he was criticsed over this, Okorocha defended his action. However, critics are back in action following Zuma's exit.Below are some [...]

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    I won’t resign, says Zuma

I won’t resign, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has vowed not to resign in line with the demand of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).The party had asked the president to quit over corruption allegations levelled against him.But speaking with the South African National Broadcasting Commission (SABC) on Wednesday, Zuma said he would only step down if the ANC top officials can [...]

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    ANC ‘to remove’ Zuma as South Africa’s president

ANC ‘to remove’ Zuma as South Africa’s president

The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, NAN quotes a senior official as saying.The decision was said to have been reached by the ruling party’s national executive after a marathon meeting held to determine Zuma's fate.The ANC reportedly held 13 hours of tense deliberations and one face-to-face meeting between Zuma and [...]

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    Corruption charge: Zuma seeks escape route

Corruption charge: Zuma seeks escape route

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday it had received arguments from President Jacob Zuma on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption.The NPA said it received the documents on Wednesday night, after extending a deadline for Zuma to provide reasons why 783 counts of corruption relating to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) arms deal [...]

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    ANC ‘may force’ Zuma to resign

ANC ‘may force’ Zuma to resign

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is under mounting pressure to quit, and in weeks he may be forced to step down.The News 24 website said the party’s executive meeting on Saturday had decided that Zuma must leave office, but that no exact timeline had been agreed.“We will have a new president in the coming weeks,” it quoted one unnamed party [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

Femi Falana is presently "limping and using a walking stick". The federal government, he says, is to blame for his condition.The senior advocate of Nigeria said he sustained injuries on Tuesday after falling into a manhole.Falana, who says he's now "wearing a plaster of Paris", insists he won't leave the matter to God "like the ordinary Nigerian".The human rights lawyer [...]

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    Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Three weeks after he faced criticisms over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is set to unveil the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.Like Zuma, Sirleaf is expected to pay a two-day working visit to the south-eastern state.https://twitter.com/GovernorRochas/status/927972083027578880Zuma’s 30-feet statue was said to have cost N520 million. [...]

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    Statues of corruption: Overheard phone conversation between Rochas Okorocha and Jacob Zuma

Statues of corruption: Overheard phone conversation between Rochas Okorocha and Jacob Zuma

BY MAYOR IKOROHA“His Excellency, good evening. It is me on the phone. Owelle Rochas Anayochukwu Okorocha, Executive Governor of Imo State of Nigeria.”“Governor Roaches, glad to hear from you. How is Mmo State?”“Ah! His Excellency! My name is Rochas not Roaches. And the name of my state is Imo State and not Mmo State.”“Sorry, Governor Rochas. But you should pardon [...]

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    Jacob Zuma’s bronze statue: As I see it

Jacob Zuma’s bronze statue: As I see it

Many years ago, I lived on the Plateau for some years. I did enjoy the weather conditions of the city of Jos and apart from Lagos; I can with poise say that Jos is my second home. While I was in the city of Jos, I was able to get to some momentous places. One of them is the school [...]

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    No apology on Zuma’s statue, says Okorocha

No apology on Zuma’s statue, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he will not apologise for erecting a statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in the state.On Sunday, Okorocha unveiled the giant-sized statue but his action was received with outrage, as critics accused him of frivolity.But in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, Okorocha said the gesture was to honour [...]

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    Jacob Zuma’s son to face murder trial

Jacob Zuma’s son to face murder trial

Duduzane Zuma, son of South African president, will soon face trial for culpable homicide.On Tuesday, rights group Afriforum said Duduzane would privately be prosecuted over an accident in 2014 where one person was killed.Gerrie Nel, the lawyer who prosecuted Oscar Pistorius, will take the case on behalf of the rights group.Under South African law, private prosecutions of cases can be pursued [...]

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    Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country. South Africans had opposed the idea [...]

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