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Thousands urge South Africa’s President Zuma to quit

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the South African capital Pretoria on Wednesday for further protests urging President Jacob Zuma to step down. The march to Union Buildings, the official seat of government, was organised by a coalition of opposition parties following nationwide rallies against Zuma last week. Zuma’s recent sacking …

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South Africa mourns its ‘First Lady,’ who outlived medical predictions

Ontlametse Phalatse, an 18-year-old South African lady with a rare genetic disorder that caused her to age rapidly has died at a hospital outside of the capital Pretoria. She was the first South African to be diagnosed with Progeria – a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and …

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Thousands hit the streets in South Africa seeking Zuma’s removal

Thousands of South Africans have gathered on Friday in the streets of Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg and other cities to march against the presidency of Jacob Zuma. Led by the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, workers’ unions, civil society groups, students, politicians and the general public have come out in …

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SA rand falls as Zuma sacks finance minister

South Africa’s rand plunged more than 5% overnight after President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Nine other ministers were sacked as the president overhauled his cabinet. Mr Gordhan was seen by many as a bulwark against corruption in an administration that is facing growing criticism. President Jacob Zuma …

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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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South Africa’s Zuma summons finance minister from London

South African President Jacob Zuma ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return from an investor roadshow to Britain and the United States immediately without giving any reason. The presidency issued a statement in that regard confirming earlier media reports. “President Jacob Zuma has instructed the Minister of Finance Mr Pravin …

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