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South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

Protesters in South Africa are gathering for a demonstration against President Jacob Zuma, who turns 75 Wednesday amid calls for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal of a widely respected Indian-origin finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

South Africans protest against Zuma; violence hits Johannesburg

Violence broke out in Johannesburg as more than 30,000 people marched in South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency.

South Africa's ANC stands by Zuma, rejects calls for president to quit

South Africa's ruling African National Congress backed President Jacob Zuma after two key allies of the party called for his resignation following a cabinet reshuffle that cost the country one of its investment-grade credit ratings.

South Africa new finance minister vows to enforce ANC policies

 South Africa`s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba Saturday pledged to implement the policies of the ruling ANC as the party remains deeply divided over the sudden firing of his predecessor.

 

South African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

The South African rand plunged more than five percent after President Jacob Zuma on Thursday sacked his finance minister, a man widely seen as a competent manager of one of the world`s most important emerging economies.

South Africa's Zuma plans to sack finance minister: ally

South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to sack his respected finance minister.

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Affectionately known as "Uncle Kathy", the 87-year-old liberation struggle stalwart was hospitalised in Johannesburg earlier in March after surgery to relieve blood clotting on the brain.

South African opposition seeks court order to bar military from parliament

South Africa`s opposition Democratic Alliance said on Friday it was seeking a court ruling on the deployment of armed soldiers in parliament saying the move, during President Jacob Zuma`s state-of-the-nation speech

ANC shaken by South Africa election losses

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) vowed Friday to learn from bruising local election results that showed South African voters turning away from the party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.

ANC concedes local election defeat in key South Africa city

South Africa`s African National Congress (ANC) conceded defeat Friday in the city of Port Elizabeth as local election results underlined the declining popularity of the party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.

ANC suffers major setback in South Africa local polls

South Africa's local elections delivered a sharp setback to the African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday, as partial results showed falling support for the party that ended apartheid.

Jacob Zuma`s ex-wife touted as possible South African president

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a long-standing heavyweight in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, holding several ministerial positions since the end of white-minority rule in 1994.

South Africa's Jacob Zuma faces impeachment move in Parliament

South African President Jacob Zuma faces an impeachment attempt in Parliament today after the country's top court ruled that he had violated the constitution over spending on his private residence.

South Africa's Zuma faces impeachment move in parliament

South Africa's Zuma faces impeachment move in parliament

South African President Jacob Zuma faces an impeachment attempt in parliament today after the country's top court ruled that he had violated the constitution over spending on his private residence.

Indian brothers slam `hate speech` as South Africa graft scandal broils

The Indian brothers who are accused of corrupting South African President Jacob Zuma lashed out Friday at "xenophobic and hate speech" against them, and denied benefiting from links to the government.

South Africa`s Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence in parliament Tuesday after being reviled by opposition parties as a thief who was destroying Nelson Mandela`s legacy.

South Africa`s Zuma faces showdown in parliament

South African President Jacob Zuma faces a showdown with radical lawmakers who are threatening to disrupt his nationally-televised state of the nation address in Parliament Thursday.

South Africa's ''Prime Evil'' apartheid killer de Kock up for parole

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed `Prime Evil` for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Friday whether he will be released on parole after 20 years in prison.

S.African president urges ANC to return to 'core values'

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma said Saturday the ruling African National Congress needs to get back to its core values and fight corruption in its own ranks.

South Africa`s Zuma calls China an anti-colonial force

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Friday that China`s growing influence in Africa would allow the continent to free itself from "colonial shackles" as he wound up a visit to Beijing.