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The legal woes of former South African president Jacob Zuma

Feb. 01, 2023 11:51 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The judge presiding over former South African President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial recused himself from the case this week, saying he didn't want there to be any chance that the proceedings could be viewed as biased against Zuma. It is the latest...

South African leader skips Davos amid electricity crisis

Jan. 16, 2023 06:29 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has canceled his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos in order to deal with his country's worsening power blackouts. Ramaphosa's office made the announcement in a statement late Sunday. He had been scheduled to lead a...

South Africa's ruling ANC party fetes 111th anniversary

Jan. 08, 2023 08:21 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party marked its 111th anniversary Sunday with celebratory events in Mangaung, Free State province, where the organization was founded in 1912. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was re-elected as the ANC party...

3 men in South Africa charged for racist attack at swim pool

Dec. 29, 2022 09:04 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three white men in South Africa have been charged with crimes including attempted murder after an alleged racist attack on two Black boys that has sparked public outrage. The men were caught on video assaulting the Black teenagers who were using a swimming pool...

South African leader urges his ANC party to fight corruption

Dec. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged his party, the ruling African National Congress, to fight corruption. “We have no choice, we either deal with corruption or we perish,” said Ramaphosa Tuesday, closing the ANC's conference where he was...

South African president reelected leader of ruling ANC party

Dec. 19, 2022 08:41 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been reelected as the leader of the ruling African National Congress party. Ramaphosa beat his rival, former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize by 2,476 votes to 1,897 votes from a total of 4,386 votes cast by party...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wins reelection as leader of the ruling African National Congress party

Dec. 19, 2022 04:48 AM EST
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wins reelection as leader of the ruling African National Congress party.

South Africa's ANC party opens key conference amid scandal

Dec. 16, 2022 12:36 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party has started its crucial national conference amid scandal and bitter divisions. South Africa’s crippling power cuts of more than 7 hours a day, an unemployment rate of 35% and corruption will be key issues...

South Africa leader fights for political future over scandal

Dec. 15, 2022 04:47 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The president of South Africa is fighting for his political future amid an unfolding scandal that has tainted his reputation as an anti-apartheid icon once widely admired for tackling the problems of Africa’s most developed economy. Cyril Ramaphosa, 70, says...

South Africa's parliament votes against impeaching Ramaphosa

Dec. 13, 2022 11:48 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's parliament voted against starting impeachment proceedings against President Cyril Ramaphosa over a report that says he held undeclared foreign currency at his farm in 2020. The lawmakers voted 214 to 148 against the move to impeach Ramaphosa. The...