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South Africa: Violent protests spread over jailing of Jacob Zuma

– – The jailing of a former president is unprecedented in South Africa, which has been gripped by Zuma’s legal turmoil. Mr. Zuma has said that the apartheid government treated him better than the current one after he was last week found guilty of contempt of court. The verdict was delivered by the country’s constitutional court after he failed to appear and participate at the state capture inquiry. Mr. Zuma said going to jail without trial was something he fought against during the white-minority apartheid rule. “Sending me to jail…

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South Africa: Jacob Zuma in prison to serve 15-month jail term

– – Former South African president, Jacob Zuma has handed himself over to the police and has now been admitted to prison to serve his 15-month sentence for being in contempt of court. The Department of Correctional Services confirmed on Thursday that the former President was admitted to the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal to begin serving his time. “Mr Zuma will be taken through all the admission processes as per DCS regulations. Other relevant prescripts pertaining to admitting and orientating newly incarcerated persons will also be followed and executed,”…

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South Africa: Zuma says apartheid regime treated him better

– – Former South African president Jacob Zuma has said that the apartheid government treated him better than the current one. Mr. Zuma was last week found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. The verdict was delivered by the country’s constitutional court after the ex-president failed to appear and participate at the state capture inquiry. He had until last Sunday to hand-over himself to authorities to be processed for prison but Mr. Zuma says he won’t do that. He told journalists that he had always…

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South Africa: Ex-president Jacob Zuma jailed for 15 months

The inquiry headed by Justice Raymond Zondo then asked the Constitutional Court to intervene. The court said Zuma is not an ordinary litigant and since he is a former president, he wields a lot of political power. [embedded content] – – There are fears he can influence others to disregard courts, if his conduct is met with impunity, leading to significant damage to the rule of law. The former president is now expected to submit himself at Nkandla or Johannesburg Central within 5 calendar days for the station commander to…

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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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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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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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