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 has ordered Finance Minister Gordhan to return from an overseas trip. The recall spooked foreign exchange markets and fueled speculation about a cabinet reshuffle.
The ruling party has published a policy paper calling for an end to internal squabbles, poor governance and corruption. The report predicts that more voters will desert the party if it fails to reform.
Denis Goldberg was sentenced to prison in South Africa in 1964, together with Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada who died on Tuesday. He remembers Kathrada as a fighter against tyranny "before, during and after prison."
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.
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