A judge ruled that prosecutors should look again at a controversial defence deal from 1999. The new blow to South Africa's president is just the latest in a string of legal problems for him: Zuma has been repeatedly accused of financial wrongdoing.
South Africa's Jacob Zuma has resigned as president, as his political career has become increasingly overshadowed by corruption allegations and scandals. Here is a timeline of the major events that tarnished his reign.
South African President Jacob Zuma has said he was "compelled to resign" as a result of the vote of no-confidence tabled by the ANC. He said he would step down with "immediate effect."
Outlining his first steps to tackle corruption, the new South African president told parliament he plans to screen the lifestyles of future government officials. He also spoke up over the deadly Marikana miners' strike.
South Africa's new president has delivered a rousing state of the nation address promising to clamp down on corruption. Jacob Zuma was scheduled to deliver the speech, but resigned in disgrace two days ago.
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