South African deputy president fired in connection with corruption scandal

South African deputy president fired in connection with corruption scandal

[JURIST] After a businessman he was connected with was convicted of corruption and fraud [JURIST report], South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma [profile] was fired Tuesday by President Thabo Mbeki [BBC profile]. Zuma had appeared ready to one day become president, and Mbeki cautioned that he should be presumed innocent, but he said that circumstances dictated his release [BBC report]. The leader of South Africa's opposition party praised the move as "principle over politics". From South Africa, Finance 24 has more.