On the day that former president Jacob Zuma heads back to court for graft and racketeering charges‚ the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is set to finally hold its controversial provincial elective conference. The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) announced, amid a backdrop of continuing political killings and court action, that thousands of delegates were set to attend the conference at the University of Zululand from Friday June 8. On the day‚ Zuma is expected to make his second appearance in the High Court in Durban where he faces 16 charges that include fraud‚ corruption and racketeering. These charges relate to 783 payments that he allegedly received as a bribe to protect French arms company Thales from an investigation into the controversial multibillion rand arms deal. The alleged bribe was facilitated by Zuma’s former financial adviser, Schabir Shaik. Meanwhile‚ City Press reported that the leadership impasse that has caused numerous delays in the process of the hosting of the pr...

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