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2008-09-25 09:00:19

Text of report by South African privately-owned, established daily newspaper The Star website on 25 September [Report by Moshoeshoe Monare and Xolani Mbanjwa: "Mbeki Lauded as he Bows Out"] An "emotional and aggrieved" cabinet have paid tribute to Thabo Mbeki for his achievements, defended his integrity to the bitter end and elected Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri as acting president for about 12 hours. The term of office of Mbeki, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka,...

2008-09-22 09:00:19

Excerpt from report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency ANC president Jacob Zuma hinted on Monday that his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe would become acting president, but stopped short of confirming this. [Passage omitted] He called on all ANC ministers and deputy ministers to continue their work, supported by the public service "which is not affected at all by the change". Mbeki tendered his resignation on Sunday night after the ruling party informed...

2008-09-20 12:00:08

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency The United Democratic Movement has condemned the manner in which the ANC recalled President Thabo Mbeki on Saturday, describing it as "an act of political barbarity." "To remove the head of state like this is an act of political barbarity that threatens to plunge the country into anarchy," Bantu Holomisa said in a statement on Saturday. The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania said the ANC decision was...

2006-09-03 03:12:39

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma is due in court this week to face corruption charges, strengthened by outspoken supporters who have kept alive his hope of political resurrection. Zuma, 64, one of South Africa's most charismatic leaders, was sacked by President Thabo Mbeki last year amid an arms procurement scandal. His hopes of succeeding Mbeki, who leaves office in 2009, hinge on the outcome and speed of the trial. The court...

2006-05-09 08:19:43

By Manoah Esipisu JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former Deputy President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday he was willing to run for election as South Africa's next president, wasting no time launching a political comeback attempt after his acquittal on rape charges. Zuma told a news conference he was immediately resuming his duties at the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which alone would decide whether to nominate him to succeed President Thabo Mbeki in 2009. "Personally over the years...

2006-03-05 06:36:36

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A newly elected councillor for South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) was shot dead late on Saturday in what police said could be a politically motivated killing after last week's local government polls. The councillor was shot while sleeping at a house in the country's eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, the traditional stronghold of the opposition Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), which saw its support eroded in Wednesday's municipal election. "There were...

2006-02-27 08:10:00

By Andrew Quinn NGOBI, South Africa (Reuters) - For supporters of South Africa's ruling ANC, the road to the tiny village of Ngobi offers physical proof of a promise kept by the party which ended apartheid. Branching off the modern highway north of the capital Pretoria, the smooth dirt road cuts through dusty scrubland to the village, which could only be reached by foot before white rule ended in 1994. Small tin shacks cozy up to larger rural homesteads, a sign of rising wealth among Ngobi...

2005-11-21 08:46:27

By John Chiahemen JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former deputy president, Jacob Zuma, has confirmed he is facing rape allegations, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday. Newspaper reports of rape allegations against Zuma, who was sacked in June and faces a graft trial, have further muddled South Africa's increasingly murky and charged domestic politics. ANC Secretary General Kgalema Motlanthe said the party planned no sanctions against Zuma, who must be...

2005-10-12 08:30:35

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African deputy president Jacob Zuma, sacked in June after being linked to a high-profile graft case, will face a high court corruption trial starting next July 31, officials said on Wednesday. Zuma, once seen as a likely successor to President Thabo Mbeki, remains a hugely popular figure with many grass roots supporters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its Communist and labor allies. His sacking has polarized the ANC alliance and...

2005-09-03 20:28:22

By Gershwin Wanneburg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Things certainly have changed at South Africa's public broadcaster, once the mouthpiece of the apartheid government. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) now runs stories that are highly critical of the ruling party and it has spruced up its image by using younger presenters, meant to stave off competition from newer, hip channels. But more than a decade after apartheid crumbled, SABC cannot shake off perceptions that it is...


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