Even though his statue popped up in Nigeria two months ago in deference to his statesmanship, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma continues to fight to keep the crown amid allegations of corruption that has plagued much of his presidency.

On Friday, South Africa’s top court will rule on a bid to compel lawmakers to launch impeachment proceedings against President Zuma.

You see, President Zuma had been accused of dipping his hands in the cookie jar and using tax payers’ money to build himself a luxury home in his village.

He has since faced widespread public demands to step down as president of Africa’s most industrialised economy before a general election in 2019.

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But now, a proceeding like the one planned by the court tomorrow could increase pressure on him to give up the crown and go home.

Analysts say 75-year-old Zuma is in a weakened position after his Deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa got elected leader of Zuma’s ruling African National Congress last week.

South African news channel eNCA and the EWN news network reported on Thursday that the Constitutional Court would issue its ruling on Friday.

South Africa’s opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters also said on its Twitter account that it had been informed by the court that a judgment would be made on Friday.

An official at the court, who was not authorised to speak to the media, said the court was expected to make a ruling at 8 O’clock on Friday morning.

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