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South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma is not allowed to stand for election

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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma will not be allowed to stand as an elected official in the upcoming elections in South Africa. The ex-president has previously been convicted of corruption. Here from a speech to supporters in Durban on March 27. Photo: AP / NTB

Of NTB | 20.05.2024 11:09:29

Policy: The High Court rejected Zuma’s appeal against the Electoral Commission’s decision that a previous contempt conviction against him prevented him from standing as an elected official.

Zuma has previously been convicted of corruption. Among other things, he refurbished his country estate for NOK 200 million at the state’s expense and booked a new swimming pool as fire protection when he was president. He is also being investigated for corruption in connection with a large arms contract, and has been excluded from his former party, the ANC.

Representatives for both the national assembly and the provincial assemblies in South Africa will be elected on 29 May.

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