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February 15, 2018

Zuma makes NPA representations at the eleventh hour

President Jacob Zuma submitted his representations stating why he should not face prosecution for the now infamous 2009 spy types saga to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) late on Wednesday evening.

The representations were initially supposed to be submitted in November 2017, but National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams extended the deadline to January 31, 2018.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku has confirmed that the president’s legal representatives submitted his representations at 21:00 at the NPA offices.

A Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling dismissed Zuma’s and the NPA’s application to appeal a high court ruling that the dropping of the [...]

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February 5, 2018

Mnangagwa says Zim is open for business

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has portrayed Zimbabwe as welcoming investors from around the world, highlighting that his administration was re-integrating white commercial farmers to boost agricultural productivity and insisting that there would be no immunity for members of the previous administration headed by Robert Mugabe.

This was the gist of Mnangagwa’s 30-minute insight interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos yesterday.

Zimbabwe – which can expect economic growth of 1percent this year, according to the African Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund – is desperate for international capital and is banking on the [...]

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January 19, 2018

Grace Mugabe ‘supported her ageing husband’s decision to resign’, says former aide

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe supported her ageing husband’s “decision to resign”, Robert Mugabe’s former spokesperson George Charamba has reportedly revealed.

Reports indicated that Grace had previously held her own presidential ambitions, as she reportedly led a campaign to get the then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa out.

She was a key figure of the G40 faction that, until November 15, had the upper hand within the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Grace reportedly looked certain to become one of the country’s two vice presidents following the sacking on November 6 of then vice president Mnangagwa, who led a rival faction.

But, [...]

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January 18, 2018

British MP claims UK law firm complicit in state capture in South Africa

British politician Peter Hain has accused London-headquartered law firm Hogan Lovells of being complicit in state capture in South Africa.

Lord Hain, a Labour party peer and former anti-apartheid campaigner, is an outspoken critic of President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta family and companies he says have been involved in corruption linked to the SA government.

In his latest salvo in the UK House of Lords on Monday evening, Hain said that he had referred law firm Hogan Lovells to the UK’s Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for allegedly enabling corruption at the SA Revenue Service (SARS).

The SRA is the independent body that regulates solicitors and law firms in [...]

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