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this is state of the unions africa coming up in the next 15 minutes a wounded president to south africa's so what i'm opposed to is dealt a blow off to risk a body that investigates corruption accuses him of money laundering the time of moses sayes kill fight the allegations. after careful study on their concluded that the report is fundamentally and irretrievably fraud.
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and getting to grips with the all racing scene in maadi made one of the sports aspiring champions. i'm christine one to welcome to news africa i'm glad you're tuned in south africa's president said what i'm opposed to has gone on the offensive against any occasions he's 2017 campaign to become leader of the african national congress and see benefited from money laundering also went on national television to slam the report by the country's anti corruption watchdog which claimed he misled parliament over a donation that report contains human rights for children not through says that material nature. the findings we have found are only in law irrational and in some instances exceed the scope of the powers of the public protector i have
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therefore decided to seek an urgent judicial review of the public protect us report its findings and its remedial action i have instructed my legal representatives to prepare an uptick ation to this effect as a matter of urgency and they were going to go back to johannesburg now if his tricycle model is standing by high too so good to see you so i am up was has acknowledged that these findings and good stand aussie reus why does he insist they are not credible from a post of believes he has given enough explanation to the public protector he say's he went back to parliament to apologize for the 1st mistake that he made to explain that the reason why he did it give a different explanation is because he did not norm that the funds were deposited with the company and i was that it appointed 2 companies presidents so he believes
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his statement was not considered in coming up with this conclusion and also if you look across the country the purview ported as a person was findings have been questioned by so many people some of your findings have been even rejected by the court and in one of those findings she has been made to pissed not to be liable in pay 15 percent of the legal costs because of the findings that to me that were oh so i doubt it much and of course all just not one to accept those findings without taking them to a court of law that will really put a judgement to say they are valid didn't know or they are not right practice i mean i think it's fair to say i mean i'm opposed to is an embattled president but just how damaging is this report for this president but in a sense it's fighting to stay in office. the problem protect us sir findings are legally binding if the if she says i'm a poster has to be investigated that has to happen so if from
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a force that does not challenge this finding that damaging three's repetition is the president because he's like a president facing kinds which is not acceptable to many people in south africa so what i'm of course is taking these steps to try and challenge and take the findings to fall for review so that they don't stand his image you know amc is divided from bottom to send there are those that are supporting from a post in there are those that are supporting the former president jacob zuma and analysts are saying this could be some political ploy by some that are opposed to rome oppose us stance in fighting corruption to try and tonnage these image so that once his image is tarnished then he's recalled then it means topple from a process so he has to play it by all means to prime mix or the judges are squashed or put aside so that he focuses on the wake of ruling the country and getting rid of corruption right speaking of corruption i mean last week we heard from former president jacob zuma testifying at that corruption inquiry you were reporting for
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us there just remind us again about some of the testimony we heard from zuma and perhaps what that means for an up or so in the context of all that he is facing as we speak. before the commission zuma is what are facing corruption charges were it is alleged that he allowed a lot of people to loot the state especially one day reach the family that is it contracts across government departments and in some of those complaints the they did nor work at all but doing paid millions of friends and also president jacob zuma is also facing some charges in court of record to your ring and these are some of the charges which in corruption charges that you faced or alleged to have committed even before you became the president so to say that i'm a poster has been trying by all means to use the state's inquiry commission to make sure those that have done the wrong appear before the commission and lot of ministers about ph president former president jacob zuma have appeared so it is all
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those i force that i'm a process time that some are saying no this is the right to fight to you they use the problem protector to try and prevent that ok too so one looks even very briefly how are south africans reacting to these findings against president obama policy this many times divided south africans left to right and center the opposition is calling for him of course not to step aside they are calling for him to face the music but there are those that are supporting him that are saying no this is a man who is being victimized for the wake that he is doing against corruption and they want him to continue and devoted to protect him it or course even halting that rally to try and say we're defending it i'm apostle we defending our democracy to socal milo in johannesburg thank you moving on to kenya now a country where corruption is widespread in an unprecedented me police have the rest of the country's finance minister and we've got a chance to face charges of
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a misuse of funds related to the planned construction of 2 dams by an italian company and that the $27.00 officials are also going to face charges but each has to resign immediately this is the 1st time a sitting minister has been arrested on corruption charges in kenya. ok and. the ball is in nairobi with more on this story i believe me what exactly is he accused of doing well wrote it and his co accused face aide charges ranging from conspiring to defraud to financial misconduct in short of course we're talking about corruption here as with a bit of more background and as the minister of finance wrote in and his ministry the treasury are responsible for the releasing of money to government projects and overseeing how that money is being used so in this very role not only did he
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apparently inflate the budget necessary for the construction of these $2.00 dams but also released $20000000000.00 kenyan shillings that's around $200000000.00 u.s. dollars to this italian construction company to construct 2 dams in the rift valley we're talking about an area region which is really dry suffering from water scarcity farmers and their cattle there was supposed to be helped out get some water with these 2 dams but 5 years on not a single drop of water has reached them so the big question is why did that money goal and now the man who was in charge is being held responsible for it right i mean what's what's the sense they made any does this a raised mean president is getting serious money to fight corruption. corruption is not new in kenya and. has been accused several times
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criticised in the past for not cracking down on corruption for decades we have seen scandals we have seen corruption on every level including in the ministry but until now it's always been small offices or well connected businessmen who were arrested so this is the very 1st time a cabinet minister is arrested who has to go to court so many see this as the beginning of the fight that kenya has promised but it remains to be seen if he actually gets to go to prison many believe that yes he will go to court that he will then just pay a cash bail and is released the trial will be delayed for 5 to 7 years judges will be bribed and he might just get away with it after all a minute he talked about how endemic the problem of corruption is in kenya and they are those who are suggesting that there is politics at play here that perhaps the finance minister has fallen out with certain people and hence is now facing the
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wind what are you learning about with this is there is no politics involved or perhaps there is. well kenyans call of their country the country of. which means something small which then again means a bride everywhere you go or it's you're supposed to pay a bribe everywhere you go there seems to be corruption and many kenyans tired of maybe a game of politics but just politicians putting the money that they supposed to save god into their very own pockets many of the people i've spoken to today told me that they have resigned to this reality that they don't see a pup isn't going onto the streets anymore and protesting because the only thing that will change is that they will not make a daily income this is not the scandal it's not the biggest scandal we've seen scandals of corruption surrounding kenya power we've seen when it comes to the kenyan railways corporation or even national news so this is but this is the 1st
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time that a public figure of this extent is going to court so many do believe that this could genuinely not be about the play of politics but this could be a step towards getting rid of corruption once and for all in kenya ok that's 1000000 equal to baal in nairobi for us thank you. it may not be the 1st thing you think of as a spectator sport with each match rusting only a few seconds at a time but competitive racing is growing fast all of africa in mali one competitor is hoping that the international championship recently held in the capital bamako will be a springboard to greatness in the sport but this might not look like fun it's not serious business 27 year old. is. the sport is on the rise across the continent. i've loved arm wrestling since i was really young.
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at that time i could lift weights. go to all the events whatever they were. mimic the athletes actions and then i went for it i started lifting metal bars i didn't touch the white plates when you love something you find a way and the means to get it. out is working hard to reach his goals under the watchful eye of his coach who is more than pleased with his progress. place a big role in our team every time he competes most of the time he wins distinctions in his category he's an assett in our team. this competition in mali's capital bamako which brought hundreds of athletes from across africa together none of the judges spoke french. meaning so couldn't understand their instructions. that didn't stop him from finishing in an impressive 3rd place
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. and still bronze isn't gold and that means there's more work to be done in the gym. so is hoping to go far in the sport and with arm wrestling on the rise in africa this is no time to be taking it easy. and that's it when albuquerque deputies africa as always you can catch one out story on our website and facebook page on pristine what i took next time i. take it personally you end up with all the wonderful people in stories that make the game so special. for all true fans. my. take on more than football online. her 1st day
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