South Africa's ANC suffers major setbacks in local elections

Photo©Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPASouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) suffered some setbacks in Wednesday's local government elections, with early trends showing its supporters may have stayed away, with Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma's local ward, shockingly falling to Inkatha Freedom Party.

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Zuma sweats as South Africa votes

Photo©Denis Farrell/AP/SIPATens of millions of South Africans braved the winter chill to post their ballots in the country's local elections, widely seen as a litmus test for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its corruption-tarnished leader Jacob Zuma.

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Pressure mounts on South Africa's Zuma to step down

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. Photo© Ivan Sekretarev/AP/SIPAA group of South African lawyers has joined the lobby trying to force President Jacob Zuma to resign following a damning court ruling that condemned his failure to repay public funds, saying the judgement must be respected.

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Fresh push for South African President Zuma to resign

South African President Jacob Zuma. Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma has come under renewed pressure from civil society and some veterans of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to resign, days after the opposition failed in its bid to impeach him.

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South Africa: Fresh calls for Zuma to step down after court setback

A damning report by the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in August 2014 found that Zuma and his family unduly benefitted from the R246 million ($15 million) upgrades to his homestead. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that President Jacob Zuma must pay back money used by government departments to upgrade his rural home, reigniting calls by opposition parties for him to step down.

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South Africa: Public Prosecutor happy over Zuma's Nkandla homestead upgrade ruling

A damning report by the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in August 2014 found that Zuma and his family unduly benefitted from the R246 million ($15 million) upgrades to his homestead. Photo©ReutersSouth African President Jacob Zuma was on Tuesday made to make some concessions that a parliamentary and government report on upgrades to his private home were not legally binding and he should have abided by recommendations of the Public Prosecutor.

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"Pay Back the Money" continues to haunt South African leader

An unapologetic President Jacob Zuma declined to entertain questions on money spent on developments on his private home, defiantly telling South Africa's parliament that he had already answered the question.

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South Africa: Thuli Madonsela Fights back on Nkandla

Zuma's homestead, Nkandla. Photo©ReutersAfter weeks of public attacks from ANC politicians, South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has broken her silence, saying she is disappointed and surprised that Parliament refused to ask her to explain or consult her on the report on President Jacob Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla.

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Opposition launches fresh call for Zuma homestead upgrades refund

Photo©ReutersSouth African opposition, the Democratic Alliance, say they want a report by the police minister looking into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead's upgrades be declared null and void and still demand that Zuma pay back some of the money spent.

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Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla: The controversy continues

Photo©ReutersSix years after it was constructed at a cost of millions of rand to the taxpayers, President Jacob Zuma's private homestead Nkandla in Kwazulu-Natal continues to raise the ire of opposition political parties with more damning evidence emerging showing that the president personally gave instructions for some of the upgrades in 2009.

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Support for anti-corruption march in South Africa grows

Photo©ReutersSouth Africans fed up with the growing corruption in the country are planning simultaneous marches in two major cities next month.

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma hits back

South African President Jacob Zuma finally had his moment in Parliament after an absence of several months and did not disappoint.

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South Africa: Zuma faces tough questions following address

Members of South Africa's parliament are preparing for yet another showdown this week as parliamentarians are to respond to President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address (SONA).

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South Africa: Ramaphosa to meet politicians after parliamentary riot

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) and President Jacob Zuma (R). Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is meeting several opposition parties on Tuesday in a bid to ease the tension in parliament following an eruption of chaos in the house last week.

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South Africa: We need a person who will arrest Jacob Zuma - Julius Malema

Julius Malema, Commander-in-chief, Economic Freedom Fighters. Photo©Daniel Boshoff for TARTo judge by the reaction of the ruling African National Congress, the militant tactics of Julius Malema and the EFF are hitting their targets. In this exclusive interview, Malema explains why he is pressing President Jacob Zuma to repay state funds spent on his Nkandla homestead.

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SA parliament in vote of no confidence in speaker debate

Baleka Mbete, South Africa's Speaker of Parliament. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's opposition on Tuesday, in an unprecedented move, called for a motion of no confidence on the Speaker of Parliament.

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Zuma's homestead upgrade: South Africa's opposition continue fight

President Zuma told people at an ANC election rally in Cape Town that he would not repay the money because he did not ask for the upgrades. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's opposition parties are putting pressure on Parliament to ensure President Jacob Zuma answers some burning questions on the millions of rands spent on his rural homestead.

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South Africa's President Zuma may have contravened executive ethics code

South Africa's Public Protector has released a report revealing improper use of public money on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home, saying the president may have contravened executive ethics code.

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South African opposition vow to impeach President Zuma

President of South Africa, Jacob ZumaSouth Africa's opposition have criticised President Zuma's "good news" state of the nation address this week with some using the ongoing debate to call for his impeachment.

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South Africa: Scepticism over Zuma's new private home after enquiry report

Zuma's private homestead has caused widespread speculation, with some alleging outright corruption/Photo©ReutersA commission of enquiry on Sunday said no public money had been used in the extensive renovations of South African President Jacob Zuma's private homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

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