- Title: S.African corruption accusations expose ANC split over Zuma
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) NEWSPAPER HEADLINES REPORTING ON LEAKED DOCUMENTS THAT ALLEGE INFLUENCE-PEDDLING BY FRIENDS OF PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA, READING (English): "HERE'S PROOF, MR PRESIDENT", "ZUMA TRIED TO SILENCE ME" TEXT ABOVE NEWSPAPER HEADLINE READING: "WE REVEAL EXPLOSIVE GUPTA E-MAILS AT HEART OF STATE CAPTURE" NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURES OF INDIAN-BORN GUPTA FAMILY MEMBERS, SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA AND OTHER CABINET MINISTERS CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER NEWSPAPER HEADLINE READING (English): "GUPTA LEAKS HAS SA (SOUTH AFRICA) BAYING FOR BLOOD" INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST FOR SOUTH AFRICAN NON-PROFIT COMPANY AMABHUNGANE WHICH COVERED LEAKS, MICA REDDY (RIGHT), BEING INTERVIEWED (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMABHUNGANE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, MICA REDDY, SAYING: "Over the past few years AmaBhungane and other media houses and, of course, the public protecters state capture report and various court cases have shone light on the extent to which Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family have essentially managed to capture key institutions of the state and key state owned companies."
- 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: LVA0016JL61XJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- 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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