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South African parliament passes EFF land expropriate motion.

A motion by South Africa’s radical opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on land reform has been passed by the country’s parliament. The motion sponsored by the EFF’s leader Julius Malema calls for a constitutional amendment that allows for land expropriation without compensation. It received backing from the ruling …

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ANC to remove Zuma as South Africa’s head of state.

South Africa’s ruling ANC party resolved Tuesday to oust scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office after he refused to resign, local media reported following marathon closed-door talks. The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would “recall” Zuma …

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South Africa: Winnie Mandela hospitalised, family confirms.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, known in South Africa as the “mother of the nation”, was hospitalized for a kidney infection, the family announced on Tuesday. Winnie Mandela, 81, who is considered a heroine in the fight against apartheid, had been persecuted by the authorities of the white minority regime. She was appointed …

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‘He must say sorry and step down’

The battle for the soul of the ANC played out at the funeral of struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada yesterday as present and former party leaders called on President Jacob Zuma to honour Kathrada’s wish and step down as president. As Kathrada was buried at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg, former …

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BREAKING: Lungisa steps down as regional chairman

Andile Lungisa has stepped down as ANC Nelson Mandela Bay regional chairman with immediate effect. The announcement was made by ANC Regional Secretary, Themba Xathula at Matomela House in Port Elizabeth on Monday. The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting, which ended yesterday, agreed that Lungisa should step down. This comes …

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I will not vote ANC anymore – Mandela’s eldest granddaughter

Former president Nelson Mandela’s eldest granddaughter Ndileka says she will not vote for the African National Congress anymore, citing the social grants crisis and Life Esidimeni tragedy as the tipping points. Ndileka Mandela said on Friday that the two national crises have caused her to lose faith in the party. …

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