14 June 2005
President Thabo Mbeki sacks Deputy President Jacob Zuma. Mbeki makes the announcement during a special joint sitting of the two houses of parliament, almost two weeks after Zuma was implicated in corruption during the Durban High Court trial of his former financial advisor, Schabir Shaik. Read the Statement of the President, Thabo Mbeki, at the joint sitting of parliament on the release of Jacob Zuma from his responsibilities as deputy president. Sources: Zuma gets the sack (2005). Website: news24.com Mbeki sacks Zuma - full statement (2005). Website: polity.org.za