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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lavished! Here’s Grace Mugabe $8m Rented Property

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lavished! Here’s Grace Mugabe $8m Rented Property

In Harare, Robert Mugabe’s wife has also acquired another property in the plush suburb of Hellensvale for $4,5 million. The real-estate deal between Grace’s family and a local resident Jan Teede and his wife Fiona Campbell has been finalised. It is unclear where Grace Robert and her family are getting such large sums of money. Their known loss-making businesses and meagre official incomes are unlikely to fund this. President Robert Mugabe says he earns $12 000 per month, a salary which makes him “the poorest president in the world”, according to Grace. Grace Mugabe has been splurging millions of dollars despite the fact that her family’s only known business, a dairy company, has been loss-making since 2013.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with police. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace Mugabe had been traveling on an ordinary non-diplomatic passport. “She was here on business,” the source told Reuters.

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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: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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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: ‘Unapologetically’ COSATU, SACP Support Venezuela

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Unapologetically’ COSATU, SACP Support Venezuela

COSATU said, “We unapologetically support the Venezuelan government and condemn the underhanded attempts to destabilize that country.”

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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: 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 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: Zuma Meets Gordhan, Dlamini Over Sassa Grant Crisis

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Meets Gordhan, Dlamini Over Sassa Grant Crisis

The presidency said Zuma directed Gordhan and Dlamini to mandate their technical teams to work on the outstanding issues surrounding the grants.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 9 February Zuma’s Nation Address Takes Center Stage

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 9 February Zuma’s Nation Address Takes Center Stage

South African President Jacob Zuma prepared to deliver his annual state of the nation address after deploying more than 440 soldiers to prevent clashes.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Gerrie Nel Resigns

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Gerrie Nel Resigns

“We confirm that advocate Gerrie Nel tendered his resignation on the 30th of January,” said the NPA’s spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘End ANC Infighting’: Jacob Zuma Says

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘End ANC Infighting’: Jacob Zuma Says

“Our people have told us that we come across as too busy fighting one another and do not pay sufficient attention to their needs,” 74-year old Zuma said.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Bantu Stephen Biko Biography And Profile

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Bantu Stephen Biko Biography And Profile

Bantu Stephen Biko (Steve Biko) was born on December 18, 1946, in King William’s Town, South Africa. Read Bantu Stephen Biko Biography And Profile.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Scandal-Plagued Zuma To Face ANC Integrity Panel

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Scandal-Plagued Zuma To Face ANC Integrity Panel

South African President Jacob Zuma’s appearance before the panel could deepen divides within ANC, Zuma, 74, is expected to stand down as party leader.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Influence-Peddling Report Unfair

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Influence-Peddling Report Unfair

South African President Jacob Zuma said anti-corruption watchdog had no right to call for judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government.

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