South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan is in court next week. Prosecutors accuse him of corupt practices whilst he was head of the national tax authority in 2010.
South African president Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his annual state of the nation address on Thursday after deploying more than 440 soldiers to prevent a repeat of violent clashes outside parliament.
Jacob Zuma delivers his annual state of the nation address today amid heightened security and tough times for his ANC. Some 440 soldiers will be on guard to protect the leader after clashes marred last year's event.
A brigadier general and a colonel have resigned from the South Sundanese armed forces. Both have accused President Salva Kiir's government of corruption and protecting soldiers from his ethnic group.
South Africa's leading prosecutor has announced fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan are to be dropped. Gordhan had been charged with committing fraud and creating a rogue unit to spy on taxpayers.
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