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Mozambique ex-finance minister should be extradited to U.S.: embassy

Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided he be sent to his home country. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since December when… Read More

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

AP — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes when the government purchased arms in 1999. Zuma was South Africa’s president… Read More

Anger at corruption dents faith in South African president, ANC before poll

Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a life-long supporter of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, but says the party won’t get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week. Local ANC officials offered him what he thought would be a lucrative stake in a dairy farm in 2013. He… Read More
21st March 2019
Authorities in Kenya have arrested six individuals regarding $20 million in counterfeit notes that were stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Kenya. “The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room,” the Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said… Read More
25th February 2019
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a tribunal to fast-track legal proceedings from graft investigations by the country’s Special Investigating Unit (SIU), the presidency said on Sunday. The tribunal will adjudicate over any civil proceedings brought before it by the SIU, which investigates malpractice in state institutions, state assets… Read More
20th February 2019
Uganda accused the country’s biggest telecoms operator, MTN Uganda, on Tuesday of underdeclaring its sales and causing public revenue losses, in a further souring of relations with the South African-owned company. Uganda deported MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Wim Vanhelleputte last week, the fourth MTN official to be expelled from the… Read More
25th January 2019
South African prosecutors on Thursday provisionally withdrew corruption charges against Duduzane Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma. Duduzane Zuma faced charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit corruption related to his dealings with the Guptas, three Indian-born brothers accused of using their relationship with former president Zuma to… Read More
20th November 2018
South Africa’s main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a $36,000 payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year. Ramaphosa, who has staked his reputation on rooting out corruption, told lawmakers this month that… Read More
12th November 2018
South Africa’s Prudential Authority (PA) has fined HSBC after it identified weaknesses in its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terror funding (CFT) systems. The PA, which assesses the banking sector’s financial crime controls, looked at the bank’s ability to detect and report suspicious and unusual transactions. “The administrative sanctions were… Read More
10th October 2018
AP — South Africa’s finance minister resigned on Tuesday after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma. The resignation of Nhlanhla Nene was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to clean up corruption and revive South Africa’s economy, which is… Read More
28th September 2018
South Africa has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the justice minister said on Thursday, raising the prospect of the Gupta brothers, friends of former president Jacob Zuma, returning to face corruption charges. The Indian-born brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – have been accused of using… Read More
17th September 2018
AP – South African soccer head Danny Jordaan has been cleared in an ethics check to stand for election to the FIFA Council three years after he was linked to alleged bribery. The Confederation of African Football said in an internal memo seen by The Associated Press on Thursday… Read More
27th August 2018
Former South African deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas told an inquiry that business friends of ex-president Jacob Zuma threatened to kill him if he spoke about a meeting at which they offered him money and the post of finance minister. The public inquiry, which started on Monday and is being… Read More