5 things you need to know in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

  • There are renewed calls from business and labour for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Businessman, Sipho Pityana, who publicly called for Zuma to go, has now written to business groups in the country to step up and back the call. Cosatu, meanwhile, is seeing some of its members also unite behind a call for Zuma to resign. The president is seen as the main reason for a loss of support and faith in the ruling party, and many seek change.

In other news: The National Prosecuting Authority says it will clamp down on and chase after corrupt government officials to help boost confidence in South Africa. Despite this claim, the NPA is still appealing the court ruling reinstating 783 charges of corruption against president Jacob Zuma.

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5 things you need to know in South Africa today