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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: 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: 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: Fourth Day Police, Protesters Clash Over Housing Demands

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Fourth Day Police, Protesters Clash Over Housing Demands

“The law will reign at the end of the day,” South Africa Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Eye Witness News service.

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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: Cosatu Labour Group Cancels May Day Speeches After Zuma Booed

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Cosatu Labour Group Cancels May Day Speeches After Zuma Booed

South Africa’s Cosatu labour federation abruptly canceled speeches at a May Day rally on Monday including an expected address by President Jacob Zuma after the crowd became rowdy and some members booed Zuma.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Signs Anti Money Laundering Bill FICA into Law

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Signs Anti Money Laundering Bill FICA into Law

South African President Jacob Zuma has signed the anti-money laundering bill FICA, which allows increased scrutiny of the bank accounts of “prominent individuals”, including himself, into law, his office said on Saturday.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Lindiwe Sisulu Name Added to ANC Presidential Race

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Lindiwe Sisulu Name Added to ANC Presidential Race

African National Congress (ANC) branch in Keiskammahoek puts ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu as presidential candidate to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Opposition Protesters to Zuma: Quit!

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Opposition Protesters to Zuma: Quit!

Over 30,000 people marched in Pretoria calling on President Jacob Zuma to quit. Zuma, who turned 75 on Wednesday, has survived previous protests.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: DA, Rights Groups March Against Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: DA, Rights Groups March Against Zuma

Thousands marched in major South Africa cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Talks Tough on Land

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Talks Tough on Land

“Zuma has shown he can be absolutely reckless in pursuit of his political agenda,” said NKC African Economics political analyst Gary van Staden.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defends Cabinet Reshuffle, ANC-Allied Cosatu Calls For Him to Quit

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defends Cabinet Reshuffle, ANC-Allied Cosatu Calls For Him to Quit

ANC-allied Cosatu, South Africa’s largest trade union, said Zuma must step down after his change of finance ministers triggered the credit rating downgrade.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Mulls Quitting 2018 in Deal to Oust Gordhan

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Mulls Quitting 2018 in Deal to Oust Gordhan

“If confirmed, this could be the long-awaited compromise where Jacob Zuma agrees to go in return for some protection,” said political analyst Nic Borain.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC New Pledges: End Corruption, Infighting

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC New Pledges: End Corruption, Infighting

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) needs to end corruption and party divisions, and deliver on promises to tackle poverty

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