Zuma wins court bid to challenge Ramaphosa in May election

By Staff Reporter

South Africa could be heading for an exciting presidential election next month after former president Jacob Zuma’s poll ban was reversed on appeal by the electoral court Tuesday.

Zuma, a charismatic 81-year-old politician, broke ties with incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC last year, aligning himself with uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), a new opposition party that has become a dark horse in the election race.

But his ambitions to return to public office were frustrated by a recent court ruling which barred him from taking part in a public poll.

South Africa’s president from 2009 to 2018 was given a new lease of life after the electoral court has ruled in his favour, setting an epic contest with his successor, Ramaphosa.


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