South African president Jacob Zuma danced the night away at a banquet in Kenya on Tuesday evening while the country’s institutions burned and its future economic state has again been put in jeopardy.
Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta hosted a state banquet in Nairobi,in honour of Zuma and his wife Sizakele Zuma. The president is on a state visit to the African country.
South Africa meanwhile faces a difficult end to the year amid continued student protests which have become violent, and have caused hundreds of millions of rands in damages to property.
News24 meanwhile, reported that bank stocks lost R34 billion on Tuesday after finance minister Pravin Gordhan was summoned to appear in court on fraud charges.
Prosecutors alleged Gordhan illegally authorised a colleague’s early retirement and established an illicit investigative unit when he was the head of the national tax agency almost a decade ago.
Gordhan said the move is politically motivated and without merit. He is due to appear in court on November 2, one week after he’s expected to deliver South Africa’s mid-term budget.
A video emerged showing the president Kenyatta and Zuma dancing away before the latter steals the limelight along with his dancing partner, diplomat Selly Ramokgopa.
Video courtesy of The Star in Kenya