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South Africa's lawmakers delay debate on president's future

Dec. 06, 2022 07:39 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's lawmakers have postponed until next week a debate on the damning report that has resulted in calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down. The session was scheduled to take place in Cape Town on Tuesday to discuss a parliamentary panel's...

South Africa's ruling party stands by leader despite scandal

Dec. 05, 2022 12:33 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party says it will vote against any attempts to impeach President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament on Tuesday. Ramaphosa has taken legal action on Monday to challenge the parliamentary report that suggested he may...

South African president awaits party decision on his fate

Dec. 04, 2022 11:18 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa looked relaxed and shared a joke with journalists as he made a brief appearance Sunday at a meeting of the African National Congress party's national working committee, which is discussing his political fate. Ramaphosa's...

Crucial South Africa meeting on president's fate delayed

Dec. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An urgent meeting of South Africa’s ruling party to discuss the future of President Cyril Ramaphosa has been delayed as calls continue for his resignation amid a scandal over money stolen from his farm. The African National Congress’ national executive...

EXPLAINER: Why South Africa's president might lose his job

Dec. 02, 2022 09:52 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president might lose his job, and his reputation as a corruption fighter, as he faces possible impeachment over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars stashed inside a couch on his farm. The allegations brought by a...

More calls for South Africa leader to quit over theft probe

Dec. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced calls Thursday to step down after a parliamentary panel's probe found he may have breached anti-corruption laws in connection with the alleged theft of a large amount of money from his Phala Phala game farm. The...

King Charles III welcomes S. African leader for state visit

Nov. 22, 2022 14:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to London on Tuesday for the first state visit of his reign, which will include a formal banquet as well as talks with government leaders focused on investment and green energy. Charles and Camilla, the...

South African government workers demonstrate for higher pay

Nov. 22, 2022 11:46 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Thousands of South African government workers took part in nationwide demonstrations on Tuesday to demand a 10% increase in their salaries. Negotiations between public sector unions and the government are deadlocked. The government is resolved to...

South Africa's top court orders Hani's killer to be paroled

Nov. 21, 2022 11:40 AM EST

JOHNANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ordered the release of Janusz Walus, the man jailed for killing anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993. Hani was killed outside his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, in an assassination that threatened to plunge...

South African president calls for Africa to be member of G20

Nov. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the African Union to be included as a permanent member of the Group of 20 leading economies. The representation would allow African countries to more effectively press the G-20 group to implement its pledge...