Ex-president Zuma appeals against his exclusion from elections in South Africa | Abroad

Ex-president Zuma appeals against his exclusion from elections in South Africa | Abroad
Ex-president Zuma appeals against his exclusion from elections in South Africa | Abroad
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Former President Jacob Zuma appealed on Tuesday against the electoral commission’s decision to exclude him from South Africa’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for the end of May.

Zuma “has not been criminally charged and has not been the subject of any criminal proceedings,” the radical Umkhonto We Sizwe party, for which the former president was running, said in its appeal.

South Africans will vote on May 29 to renew their parliament, which will elect the next president. Jacob Zuma, 81, was until his exclusion a candidate on the list of the recently established Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK, Zulu for “Spear of the Nation”) party.

Jacob Zuma was the fourth president of democratic South Africa, from 2009 to 2018, but he was forced to resign over corruption scandals and fell out with the party he once led, the ANC.

In December, Zuma, 81, said he would campaign for a new, small and radical party, Umkhonto We Sizwe, named after the military wing of the ANC during the apartheid period. A month later, Zuma was suspended by the ANC.

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