South Africa: Zuma’s Position Safe but Criminal Charges Mount

23rd June 2017 in

Sadly, as a country full of potential opportunities South Africa’s prosperity has rapidly dematerialised during Jacob Zuma’s one and a half terms in office. His tattered presidency has been characterised as extremely unpopular, rife with a full house of allegations that include corruption, fraud, nepotism and cronyism coupled with a collapsing economy filled with strikes and raging unemployment at a time when world market commodity prices should have helped boost its mining industry.

Many of the criminal charges against Zuma stretch back to before he was even elected to office, but when one includes his near eight years as president those charges have now mounted to some 783, all of which he will possibly have to face after he steps down from the presidency in two years time.

 

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