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South Africa: Zuma’s relative shot dead by ‘jealous’ lover

Police in Johannesburg in South Africa have arrested a 33-year old man who shot and killed his lover. The deceased, Silindile Zuma, 30, was shot twice in the face by the suspect Mbuzeleni Mpungose when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. Silindile Zuma was a relative of former South African president Jacob Zuma. According to police Mpungose allegedly went on the run after the July 8 killing of Silindile Zuma. He was however arrested after he was tracked to his hideout this month. Zuma and Mpungose were…

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donald-trump Decision Makers OP-ED 

Global Politics Has Changed After Benefit and Donald Trump, “Africa Leaders are Warned”

Fellow comrades, I have been on the road having no space to contribute to the important issues of our continent and motherland Malawi. On this short note I would like to accuse politicians who when pestered they go on the platform to start roaring as Lions and begin to threaten that they will reveal thieves and corrupt moguls. This is the stupid peak of politics for we listen to them when they lie this way. Recently Malawi vice president Saulos Chilima threatened to reveal the people in construction industry that…

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Stephen Biko and Donald Woods Opinions 

My Friend – The Immortal Steve Biko

AMBASSADOR WELILE NHLAPO Through our life journey, we meet different types of people. Some will touch our lives but later continue on their course and we forget about them. But others won’t just make a mark in our lives but they’ll leave their footprints in our minds and hearts. Steve was that kind of a human being. Even though there’s a specific day set aside to celebrate Biko, the truth is, every day is a Steve Biko day in the life of an African, especially in South Africa at the…

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President Jacob Zuma’s 2014 New Year message

President Jacob ZumaFellow South Africans,

The year 2013 has come to an end.

It has been a momentous year, filled with both successes and challenges, as we continued to work together to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa.

We will tomorrow, on 1 January, begin an important year, during which the country will celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy and the successes we have scored.

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Malawi summons South African ambassador after Zuma gaffe

Jacob ZumaBlantyre, Malawi, Oct. 23 (AFRICAGVILLAGE) _ South African High Commissioner to Malawi Cassandra Mbuyane-Mokone was summoned in the capital, Lilongwe, Thursday by Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume to explain President Jacob Zuma’s ‘disparaging remarks’ against the southern African country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

“Her Excellency Mbuyane-Mokone explained to the Hon. Minister that President Zuma was quoted out of context,” she said. “As far as we are concerned the issue is resolved, it’s now water under the bridge. Malawi and South Africa enjoy good relations.” 

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to lead the African Union

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks during a press conference after the opening of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa (AFP, Simon Maina)ADDIS ABABA–South Africa’s home affairs minister was elected Sunday to lead the African Union, capping a months-long campaign that aimed to expand the government’s diplomatic role on the continent but risked sowing divisions among other African countries.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, an experienced diplomat and President Jacob Zuma’s former wife, was chosen Sunday by the pan-African bloc’s 54 member countries to serve a four-year term as chairwoman of the African Union’s commission, its executive arm.

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Analysis: South Africa is too American to lead Africa

Jacob Zuma trying to Lead AUI’m going to tell you a secret. It’s not a very well-kept secret, but it’s one that most South Africans don’t know. So here it is: the rest of Africa doesn’t like us very much. Being a South African in Africa is like being an American in the rest of the world. We’re looked upon with a mix of envy and resentment, our wealth and power relative to the rest of the continent ensuring that most of the time we get our way.

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