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Booker winner Damon Galgut laments South Africa's gloom

Nov. 09, 2021 09:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — South African author Damon Galgut has mixed feelings. This has been a great week for him, a good month for African writers — and a terrible year, he says, for his country, blighted by pandemic and corruption. Galgut won the Booker Prize for fiction on...

A landmark as South Africa's ANC dips below 50% support

Nov. 05, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has received less than 50% of votes in nationwide elections for the first time, emphatically confirming the declining popularity of the once-revered organization that was led by Nelson Mandela and freed the...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Oct. 30, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

OCT. 23 - 29, 2021 From South African President Jacob Zuma sitting in the High Court facing charges of corruption, money laundering, and racketeering, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, to the warm handshake of U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron...

South African court rules Zuma's corruption case to continue

Oct. 26, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s effort to get a prosecutor removed from his corruption case has been dismissed by the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Zuma filed a special application to have prosecutor Billy Downer taken off his case,...

South Africa's ex-president says he was unfairly imprisoned

Oct. 14, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma claims he was sent to prison in July because the country’s justice system is unfair. Zuma addressed his supporters on Thursday through an audio message at a prayer event in Durban, where many of...

Report: Corruption at S Africa health ministry during COVID

Sep. 29, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A report into dealings by senior officials at South Africa's health ministry during the coronavirus pandemic was made public Wednesday, revealing corruption, fraud and the misappropriation of millions of dollars meant to aid the fight against COVID-19. ...

Zuma's trial postponed until October in South Africa

Sep. 22, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma was postponed until Oct. 26 while the judge considers a plea from Zuma's lawyer that the prosecution team be dismissed from the case for being biased. Zuma wasn't present for the...

Ex-South African president absent at corruption trial

Sep. 21, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma did not attend a hearing in his corruption trial Tuesday, prompting prosecutors to question his absence and ask the judge to examine his medical records. Zuma was released from an unrelated 15-month jail...

South Africa: Top court upholds ex-president's jail sentence

Sep. 17, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court in a ruling viewed as a stern test of the country's resolve to hold powerful figures to account. ...

Despite COVID-19, South Africa to hold key local polls

Sep. 14, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After uncertainty if COVID-19 would force South Africa to postpone local government elections, the courts have ruled that the crucial polls should move ahead. Despite concerns about political rallies spreading the disease, South Africa's courts...