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South Africa's Jacob Zuma says secret no-confidence vote in him "not fair"

A secret ballot is seen by Zuma`s critics as emboldening lawmakers from his own party to support his ouster by shielding them from pressure.
 

Top South Africa court okays secret ballots in Zuma no-confidence vote

"The speaker of the National Assembly has constitutional power to prescribe that voting in a motion of no-confidence in the President of the Republic of South Africa be conducted by secret ballot," the chief justice said.

Less than 20% of  African National Congress voters support President Jacob Zuma: Poll

Less than 20% of African National Congress voters support President Jacob Zuma: Poll

Only 18 per cent of traditional voters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party still support President Jacob Zuma, according to a survey on Tuesday.

Zuma ally returns to head South Africa power utility

The former chief executive of South Africa's state-owned power utility is to return to the post.

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 Africans protest against President Jacob Zuma

Thousands of South Africans took to the streets across the country on Friday to protest against President Jacob Zuma and demanding his resignation.

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's top trade union tells Zuma to go

South Africa's powerful trade union federation Cosatu, a key coalition partner of the ruling ANC, on Tuesday called for embattled President Jacob Zuma to resign following a deeply unpopular cabinet reshuffle.

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

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

South Africa's President Jacob​ Zuma condemns violence against foreigners

Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment.

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

South African President Jacob Zuma survives attempted ousting

South African President Jacob Zuma survives attempted ousting

Zuma has been weakened by a series of scandals but the manoeuvre to oust him took many by surprise in the African National Congress, which has held power since 1994.
 

South African President Jacob Zuma easily survives no-confidence vote

South Africa`s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Thursday as ruling ANC lawmakers ignored calls from opposition parties to vote him out of office.

Calls for South African President Jacob Zuma to resign at no-confidence vote

South Africa`s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma faced a no-confidence vote in parliament Thursday, with the main opposition party calling on ruling ANC lawmakers to vote him out of office.

India to buy S-400​ Triumf missile defense system from Russia, signs 16 agreements

India to buy S-400​ Triumf missile defense system from Russia, signs 16 agreements

Ramping up defence ties, India and Russia on Saturday announced deals worth about Rs 43,000 crores for purchase of state-of-art Russian air defence systems, collaboration in making four stealth frigates and setting up facility for joint production of Kamov helicopters.

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, economy in focus as South Africans vote in local elections

South Africans queued in the winter cold on Wednesday to vote in local elections seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma`s scandal-plagued leadership and an economy forecast to stagnate this year.

Terrorism a shared threat, need to remain vigilant and cooperate: PM Modi in South Africa

Terrorism a shared threat, need to remain vigilant and cooperate: PM Modi in South Africa

Speaking in the South African capital Pretoria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed that terrorism is a shared threat which puts “the safety of our people at risk”.

PM Modi, President Zuma hold talks after ceremonial welcome in Pretoria

PM Modi, President Zuma hold talks after ceremonial welcome in Pretoria

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sat down for bilateral talks with South African President Jacob Zuma after a ceremonial welcome accorded to him at the Union Buildings in Pretoria here.