SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Lawmakers Who Voted Against Him Must Be Punished: Zuma Says

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Lawmakers Who Voted Against Him Must Be Punished: Zuma Says

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma called the defectors “people who have double hearts, one for the ANC and one for other parties,” and said they “must be taken to the (ANC) disciplinary committee,” South African media reported.

“What our enemies (opposition members of parliament) were doing was to say: ‘How can we destroy the ANC and weaken it, so that we can take control of the country?’ … We should never do it again,” Zuma was quoted as saying.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said: “The ANC may have won in the no-confidence motion in parliament yesterday, but it has lost the confidence of the country.”

“We believe the voters should now have the chance to express their opinion about the conduct of the ANC in defending Jacob Zuma. In short, we believe that parliament should be dissolved now so that the country can hold an early election.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Grandson Mandla Mandela Urges Israeli Envoy’s Expulsion, Sever All Ties

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Grandson Mandla Mandela Urges Israeli Envoy’s Expulsion, Sever All Ties

“Parliament has stayed true to Nelson Mandela’s commitment to stand by the Palestinian cause until Palestine is free,’’ Mandla Mandela, who is a member of parliament for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said in a statement.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Go Back to Roots, Fight Graft: Sisulu Says

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Go Back to Roots, Fight Graft: Sisulu Says

“I would like you to stand with me, because we have to save ANC. Saving the ANC is to save South Africa,” Sisulu said in a speech in Kliptown, Soweto.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

Racial segregation and white supremacy a central part of South African policy long before apartheid. Nelson Mandela released from prison in February 1990.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

Khoza is under fire from within ANC for publicly backing a secret ballot when MPs vote on motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next month.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

Zuma has drawn unprecedented criticism from senior ANC members in recent weeks. A shock cabinet reshuffle prompted ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa to “junk” status, the economy slid into recession and unemployment hit a 14-year high.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says, “The true solutions would be made in DRC, found by the people of DRC.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Under Pressure After Leaked Emails

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Under Pressure After Leaked Emails

“Zuma is running a criminal state and is using state institutions to enrich himself and his friends,” Mmusi Maimane, Democratic Alliance leader.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Ally Sacked to Ease Rifts in ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Ally Sacked to Ease Rifts in ANC

Parliament is also expected to hold a no confidence vote in Zuma this year, although he has survived two similar attempts.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

South Africa President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to step down from the ANC helm in December. His term as South African head of state runs until 2019.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma And His Many Ongoing Troubles

Zuma is finding himself with fewer friends outside of ANC; the SACP and Cosatu, that were pivotal to his rise to power, have called for him to step down.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as ‘Fabrication’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Dismisses Zuma Removal Report as ‘Fabrication’

Zuma, 75, whose term ends in 2019, survived an internal bid to remove him in 2016 following a Constitutional Court ruling that he had violated his oath of office by refusing to reimburse the state for upgrades to his personal residence.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Worries About Her Family Safety

ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says she is still waiting for a response to complaints she has filed over recent threats to her and her family’s safety.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: African National Congress: ANC History

African National Congress (ANC) formed 1912 to unite African people and spearhead the fundamental political, social and economic change. Read more.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete-Kgositsile Biography

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete-Kgositsile Biography

Baleka Mbete-Kgositsile was born on the 24 September 1949 in Claremont, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Read Baleka Mbete-Kgositsile Biography. Baleka Mbete Bio.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete Cannot Remain Fair, Impartial

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete Cannot Remain Fair, Impartial

Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete cannot fulfil her obligation to remain fair and impartial because her position as ANC national chairman creates “irreconcilable conflict of interest”.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

“This judgment signifies unfettered encroachment of the judiciary into the realm of the executive – pandering to the whims of the opposition who want to co-govern with the popularly elected government through the courts,” the ANC said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Death Threats Directed at Lindiwe Sisulu Worrying: Cyril Ramaphosa Says

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Death Threats Directed at Lindiwe Sisulu Worrying: Cyril Ramaphosa Says

ANC member Lindiwe Sisulu confirmed to the City Press that she received intelligence in June last year that her life was in danger.

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