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31Mar/17

Zuma sacks finance minister, shaking S. Africa

President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

10Feb/17

Keynote Zuma speech disrupted as lawmakers brawl, walk out

A session of South Africa’s parliament, convened for a keynote address by the president, descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

09Feb/17

Brawl breaks out during keynote Zuma speech

A session of South Africa’s parliament convened for a keynote address by the president descended into chaos as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Continue reading

08Jan/17

Zuma’s ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.

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10Nov/16

South Africa’s Zuma defeats no-confidence vote over graft allegations

South Africa opposition parties have lost their bid to remove President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence debate on Thursday.

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07Aug/16

Oscar Pistorius taken to hospital with cuts to wrists

South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius, who is sentenced last month to a six-year jail term for killing his girlfriend, was treated in hospital for injuries to his wrists on Saturday and is now returned to prison, an official says.
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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

18Apr/16

South African ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius sentencing set for June 13-17

Oscar Pistorius will face sentencing in June following his conviction for murdering his girlfriend in 2013.

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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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08Dec/15

South African court grants Pistorius bail after murder conviction

A South African court grants bail to paralympian Oscar Pistorius after he is convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.
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