Continued Allegations of Corruption for South African President

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, while a court is hearing a case to reinstate 738 corruption charges against him. Zuma has denied the allegations, linked to a multi-billion dollar arms deal negotiated over a decade ago.

South African police have also announced a corruption probe into Zuma’s son Duduzane and the Guptas, a family of businessmen accused of wielding improper political influence.

Although the Guptas’ relationship with Zuma has been a source of controversy for years, the latest developments involve senior figures saying the family has exerted undue sway, including offering cabinet positions. The Guptas, whose businesses stretch from media to mining, have denied the allegations and say they are pawns in a plot to oust Zuma.

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