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Every Woman Should Be Respected – Julius Malema Calls

Every Woman Should Be Respected – Julius Malema Calls

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Wednesday called for the respect of all women, both in politics and at home. He was speaking at a memorial service held at the Majwemasweu Stadium in Deeplevel Brandfort, directly opposite the house which Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her children occupied when she was banished by the apartheid police […]

Zuma’s Prosecution Carries Peril for South African Ruling Party

Zuma’s Prosecution Carries Peril for South African Ruling Party

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s prosecution for graft appears at first glance to be a victory for the anti-corruption campaign of the nation’s new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa. Yet it also carries risks for his ruling African National Congress. Not only will a drawn-out trial be a constant reminder to voters that he was enmeshed […]

South African Court Dismisses Gigaba’s Appeal

South African Court Dismisses Gigaba’s Appeal

South Africa’s highest court dismissed an application by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to appeal against a High Court ruling that he lied under oath when testifying in a case filed by a company controlled by the billionaire Oppenheimer family.  Fireblade Aviation filed a lawsuit alleging Gigaba had reneged on a pledge to grant it […]

ANC Orders Zuma To Step Down As South African President

ANC Orders Zuma To Step Down As South African President

South Africa’s ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. Leading members of the African National Congress now want new party leader Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma […]

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

Zuma’s D-Day Nears as Ramaphosa Promises Power Transition

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed when the top leadership of the ruling African National Congress meets to conclude the transition to a new administration. The National Executive Committee will assemble on Monday in the capital, Pretoria, as Zuma, 75, has defied growing pressure to resign since his deputy, Cyril […]

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

Zuma’s Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields S. African Power

The clock is ticking on South African President Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden administration as his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, flexes his political muscles and shows he’s increasingly wielding state power to stamp out corruption and revive the economy. While the ruling African National Congress’s top leadership has decided that Zuma, 75, must leave office — to win […]

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Zuma Retains Office as Ramaphosa Bides His Time

Jacob Zuma remains South Africa’s president for the time being as the new leader of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, plans how to bring an end to his scandal-ridden administration without unleashing a major split in the ruling party. The ANC’s National Executive Committee didn’t discuss the option of forcing Zuma from office at […]

Threat To Split Looms As ANC New Leader Emerges

Threat To Split Looms As ANC New Leader Emerges

As delegates from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that’s threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting. The likelihood of a breakup is probably the biggest in the ANC’s 105-year-old history, especially if Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, […]

Ramaphosa Wins Most Endorsements In S. Africa’s ANC Campaign

Ramaphosa Wins Most Endorsements In S. Africa’s ANC Campaign

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won endorsement from most African National Congress branches to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ruling party leader, giving him an edge — but not a guarantee of victory — in this month’s election. Ramaphosa was nominated for the presidency of the ANC by 1,860 branches, while 1,330 backed his main rival Nkosazana […]

To Avoid Chaos In The Election,We Must Tread Carefully – Analysts

To Avoid Chaos In The Election,We Must Tread Carefully – Analysts

  Court challenges, allegations of vote rigging and outbreaks of violence — South Africa’s ruling party is in disarray less than three weeks before it’s scheduled to choose a new leader to replace President Jacob Zuma. The struggle for power has spawned such disorder that some analysts question whether the African National Congress can hold […]

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