- Title: S.African corruption accusations expose ANC split over Zuma
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JUNE 1, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF POLITICAL ANALYST RALPH MATHEKGA LOOK AT PHONE (SOUNDBITE) (English) POLITICAL ANALYST, RALPH MATHEKGA, SAYING: "Usually you would expect the ANC to take action against President Jacob Zuma under such circumstances because it is the party that deployed him into government. That is not happening because he appears to be bigger than the party and the party seems to have lost recourse against President Jacob Zuma." JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING ON PAVEMENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) FINANCIAL CONSULTANT, THABISO MOLOI, SAYING: "For me it is such a shame for our country I promise you." MEN SEATED ON PUBLIC BENCH (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHANNESBURG RESIDENT AND FIRST TIME VOTER, DANIEL KNUTSHOEU, SAYING: "With the upcoming elections that are coming through I don't know who I'm going to vote for 'cause everyone is just doing their own thing it's just corrupt, so I don't know how I'm going to go about voting, cause I don't know who to trust anymore." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 17:01
- Keywords: elections President Jacob Zuma government ANC trust emails leaked Gupta
- Location: JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0056JL61XJ
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART AUDIO AS INCOMING
South Africa's ruling African National Congress said on Friday (June 2) it was gravely concerned by leaked documents alleging influence-peddling by friends of President Jacob Zuma, deepening a split in the country's ruling party over its leader.
Some South African media reported on Thursday (June 1) they had access to more than 100,000 leaked documents and emails that showed improper dealings in lucrative government contracts by business friends of Zuma.
The latest allegations of influence-peddling may deepen divisions in the ANC as factions battle for control ahead of a party conference in December where a successor to the beleaguered, scandal-plagued Zuma will be chosen. Zuma can remain as head of state until an election in 2019.
Zuma and the Gupta family, wealthy Indian-born businessmen whose companies have contracts with state-owned firms, have not commented but have denied similar allegations in the past. Reuters could not independently verify the new allegations.
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