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07Aug/17

Religious leaders and civil society groups call for ANC MPs to vote Zuma out

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Cape Town under the banner, Unite Behind Coalition, on Monday (August 7), calling on members of parliament to vote President Jacob Zuma out. Continue reading

05Jul/17

South Africa’s ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading

02Apr/17

S.African parliament’s speaker to consider Zuma no-confidence vote request

South Africa’s speaker of parliament says she will consider a request from opposition parties to hold a no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.

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07Aug/16
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane

ANC suffers worst election loss since apartheid

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma says “this is how it should be in a democracy” after his governing African National Congress party recorded its worst results since coming to power. Continue reading

10Feb/16

Malema says “victory is certain” after Zuma court hearing adjourns

Former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema tells crowds of South African opposition supporters gathered at a rally in Johannesburg that “victory is certain”, after asking the country’s top court to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma broke the law by spending 250 million rand (then $23 million) on a state-funded security upgrade to his home.

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13Feb/15

South Africans react day after parliament descends into chaos

A day after parliament descended into chaos, with opposition lawmakers removed by force after disrupting Jacob Zuma’s annual address, people on the streets of Johannesburg say they believe the focus should be on the resolving the country’s problems.

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