Jacob Zuma barred from running in South Africa election

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has been barred from running in South Africa’s general election in May. The country’s electoral commission has not given a reason. However, his 2021 conviction, and jailing, for contempt of court would appear to disqualify him. Mr Zuma’s backing of the new uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party has been seen […]

Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma sets up new party to rival ruling ANC

Former South African president Jacob Zuma says he will not vote for the African National Congress (ANC) and is creating a new political party. Mr Zuma, who was the country’s president between 2009 and 2018, said it “would be a betrayal” to campaign for the ANC of current President Cyril Ramaphosa. His new party is […]