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It is glaring that President Ramaphosa declined to mention South Africa reaching out to the rest of Africa. South Africa’s internal problems are clearly the ONLY priority. Charity begins at home.
Zuma showed some political maturity in his speech. He recognised the supremacy of the people of South Africa whose interest all holders of public office must defend and submitted himself to the supreme law of the land.
African National Congress leader Ramaphosa is set to be chosen by parliament as South Africa’s new president
Jacob Zuma resigned “with immediate effect” late Wednesday heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress
There is an argument going around among pro-Zuma supporters that Zuma’s corruption is nothing compared to the injustices committed by the whites during the apartheid and therefore that it is hypocritical that many focus on his mistakes.
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma’s ANC party has resolved to “recall” him as head of state, local media reported
The evidence is that political murders and intimidation now disfigure South African politics
Pressure is mounting on South Africa’s scandal-tarred president, Jacob Zuma, to leave office
Will their successors offer more of the same – they were all from the same ruling party as their predecessors?