South Africa ombudswoman in corruption showdown with Zuma

South Africa`s ombudswoman has given President Jacob Zuma a fortnight to explain why he should not repay some of the USD 23 million of public money lavished on his farm, media reported today.

S African president `scared of whites`: Malema

Radical South African lawmaker Julius Malema delivered a blistering attack on President Jacob Zuma in his maiden address to parliament on Wednesday, accusing him of being "extremely scared of white people".

Ailing S African president hands more duties to deputy

South African President Jacob Zuma, who is suffering from exhaustion, has handed more duties to his deputy as he prepares a state of the nation address, the presidency said on Wednesday.

South African President Zuma discharged from hospital

South African President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday evening after being admitted the previous day for a routine health check, the President`s office said in a statement.

S.Africa president Zuma discharged from hospital

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma left hospital late Sunday, the day after he was admitted for routine tests following a bout of exhaustion, this office said.

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma in hospital for tests

South African President Jacob Zuma was admitted to hospital for tests on Saturday, the presidency said in a statement.

South Africa`s new Cabinet sworn in

South Africa`s new cabinet was sworn in Monday amid criticism for being bloated.

South Africa names first black Finance minister

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday tapped former junior minister Nhlanhla Nene to become the country`s first black African Finance minister.

South Africa inaugurates President for second term

South Africa`s president has been inaugurated for a second term in a ceremony marked by prayer and Air Force flyovers.

Jacob Zuma elected president of South Africa

Jacob Zuma was Wednesday elected President of South Africa by members of the National Assembly.

South Africa govt takes ombudsman to court over Zuma report

South Africa`s government said Thursday it would take the country`s ombudsman to court over her damning report into taxpayer funded refurbishments at President Jacob Zuma`s private home.

ANC only true hope for most South Africans: Zuma

African National Congress (ANC) "remains the only true hope for majority of our people, particularly the poor and the working class", President Jacob Zuma said Saturday.

Zuma promises to work with all in new South African govt

A victorious President Jacob Zuma on Saturday pledged to work with all South Africans, irrespective of which party they voted for, to build a better life for the all the country`s citizens.

ANC gets `overwhelming mandate` from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC`s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela.

South Africans vote in first `Born Free` election

South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, although polls suggest the allure of the ruling African National Congress as the conqueror of apartheid will prevail even among those with no memory of white-minority rule.

My wife was raped, reveals South African president Jacob Zuma

South Africa`s president said Monday that criminals broke into his rural homestead more than a decade ago and raped his wife, as he sought to explain a $23 million taxpayer-funded security upgrade ahead of elections.

South Africa marks the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, saying it was closer to achieving the dream of a united multi-racial nation.

Five Indian-origin people to receive top South African honours

Five Indian-origin people in South Africa are among 54 recipients this year of the prestigious National Order, which would be conferred by the country`s president at the upcoming Freedom Day celebrations Sunday.

South Africa`s Zuma booed at election rally

Disgruntled residents in a small South African town booed President Jacob Zuma Wednesday during an election campaign of the ruling ANC three weeks ahead of general polls, according to a report.

S Africa`s Zuma says didn`t ask for controversial house revamp

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma said he did not ask for multi-million dollar state-funded makeover of his private house after an ombudsman found that he unduly benefited from the renovations.