Allegations against ex-president Jacob Zuma included "state capture" in which he allowed businessmen to plunder state coffers during his nine years in office.
Covid-19 has infected more than 275M people and killed over 5.3M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments for December 21:
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says deadly violence and looting that have shaken the country over the past week were planned as death toll mounts to 212.
President Cyril Ramaphosa meets with leaders of political parties to discuss ways to address days of unrest that has left scores dead and battered the economy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma handed himself over to authorities to obey the country's highest court order that he should serve a 15-month prison term for contempt.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa places the country on alert level four, just one level below a full lockdown.
Some parts of the country, including the commercial hub Johannesburg and the capital city Pretoria, are experiencing a third wave.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent state looting under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
While vaccine makers have voiced broad commitment to cooperating to boost production, industry representatives have insisted that intellectual property waivers and forced technology sharing was the wrong way to go.
Patrice Motsepe, ranked by Forbes among the richest men in Africa, has been chosen as the new Confederation of African Football (CAF) president after a deal brokered by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Fighting rages in several areas outside Tigrayan Mekelle city as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed once again rules out dialogue with leaders of the defiant region.
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