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South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility. The judgment is the latest legal blow to a senior South African government official and came with new President Cyril

Ex-President Zuma’s alleged collaborator flees South Africa

Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman, said on Friday. The three Gupta brothers, accused by the public-anti-graft watchdog of using their friendship with Zuma to influence policy

BREAKING: South African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as President

South African lawmakers on Thursday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party. Ramaphosa was elected without a vote after being the only candidate nominated in the parliament in Cape Town, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers.

Breaking: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, dies aged 65

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died aged 65. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least two years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly in recent days despite treatment in neighbouring South Africa. His death will be an enormous blow to the opposition in Zimbabwe, coming only months before the first elections were

South Africa’s Zuma agrees in principle to resign in 3 to 6 months

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday agreed in principle to resign within a time frame of three to six months, said ANC secretary general on Tuesday. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said this when briefing the media in Johannesburg about ANC’s NEC (National Executive Committee) meeting last night. He said the NEC resolved to recall

Breaking: ANC Delivers Sack Letter To President Jacob Zuma

It is understood that African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule and his deputy Jessie Duarte have personally delivered the party’s recall letter to President Jacob Zuma at his offical residence in Pretoria. The national executive committee (NEC) meeting, which lasted until early on Tuesday morning, saw both supporters and critics of the president state

ANC to decide Jacob Zuma’s fate Monday

The highest decision-making body of South Africa’s ruling party, ANC, is set to meet to decide on the fate of President Jacob Zuma, on Monday. In the meeting dubbed D-Day by local media, Zuma is expected to finally resign after weeks of pressure to do so. On Sunday, Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of the