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.
The commission is expected to investigate the extent of the influence of the wealthy Gupta family in South African politics. Local media dubbed the allegations as 'state capture.'
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have a series of ambitious plans for the meeting in Johannesburg.
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 former President Jacob Zuma has proclaimed his innocence after appearing in a preliminary hearing into corruption charges. He told supporters outside court that the charges were politically motivated.
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