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France 24 16 Nov 2020

Corruption in South Africa: Secretary general of ruling ANC party faces trial

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Last week, the secretary general of #SouthAfrica's ruling #ANC party was charged with 21 counts of fraud and #corruption. Ace Magashule is out on bail awaiting trial that's set to begin in February. He is one of the highest ranking but far from the only member of the ANC to face corruption charges. Former president Jacob Zuma was ousted by party members for the same reason. Dirk Kotze, a professor of political science at the University of South Africa, gives us his Perspective.


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In tonight's edition: Hundreds of people took to the streets in South Africa to voice outrage at the shooting of peaceful demonstrators in Nigeria. Rallies were also held in London where calls rang out to end Sars, the notorious anti robbery squad that's become synonymous with police abuses in Nigeria, even after it was disbanded last week.
In tonight's edition: Hundreds of people took to the streets in South Africa to voice outrage at the shooting of peaceful demonstrators in Nigeria. Rallies were also held in London where calls rang out to end Sars, the notorious anti robbery squad that's become synonymous with police abuses in Nigeria, even after it was disbanded last week.
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