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2008-09-22 03:00:02

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 22 September [Report by Clare Nullis: "Mbeki Resigns After Losing Power Struggle"] South African President Thabo Mbeki told the nation Sunday that he had resigned, having lost a power struggle to a rival tainted by allegations of corruption but poised now to lead the country.

2008-09-21 18:00:12

Text of report by press release service of South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency [Statement Issued by the Democratic Alliance on the SAP PR Wire Service] 21 September 2008 President Mbeki made a dignified resignation speech.

2008-09-20 15:00:18

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency [Report by Mirah Langer] JOHANNESBURG Sept 20 - While the ANC said president Thabo Mbeki's agreement to resign on Saturday will help stabilise the country, some opposition parties and analysts expressed deep concerns for its ramifications for SA [South Africa].

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.

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.

2006-02-27 10:26:21

By Gershwin Wanneburg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling ANC looks set to overcome growing public anger over poor services, graft and its own internal divisions to secure another sweeping victory in Wednesday's local government elections, analysts say.

2006-02-21 09:42:22

By Gordon Bell MACASSAR, South Africa (Reuters) - On the face of it President Thabo Mbeki was having a great time as he took his ruling ANC's campaign for March 1 local elections to poor townships of South Africa's Western Cape on Tuesday.


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dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.