South Africa police raid Zuma allies’ home

South Africa police raid Zuma allies’ home

South Africa police raid Zuma allies’ home

Written by Keshala Dias

14 Feb, 2018 | 7:57 pm

South Africa’s elite police unit has raided the controversial Gupta business family’s home, as pressure increases on President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Three arrests have been made, including one Gupta brother, local media report. Police say two other people are expected to hand themselves in.

It comes as Zuma’s own party gave him until the end of the day to stand down, or face a no-confidence vote.

His links to the Guptas are one of the reasons he is being forced to resign.

The family has been accused for using their close friendship with Zuma to wield enormous political influence.

However, the Guptas and Zuma all deny the allegations.

However, the situation has escalated, with the governing African National Congress (ANC) chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, saying parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president tomorrow, if the chief justice is available to swear him in.

Ramaphosa was elected ANC president in December, replacing Zuma.

Zuma’s term as national president is due to expire next year.

Courtesy: BBC


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