South African opposition, rights groups march against Zuma

By Ed Stoddard and TJ Strydom PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 7 : Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma today, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. Zuma’s sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the reshuffle last Thursday has outraged allies and opponents […]

South Africa’s Zuma says “no crisis” over welfare payments, backs minister

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN, Mar 16 : South African President Jacob Zuma said today there was no “crisis” as doubts mounted over the payment of welfare benefits to 17 million people because of a court battle involving the service-provider. The welfare system is a lifeline for South Africa’s most vulnerable and includes more than […]

South Africa’s Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting

By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG, Jan 8 : South Africa’s ruling African National Congress needs to end infighting and focus on winning back public support, President Jacob Zuma said today as he tries to unite an increasingly divided party. Some senior ANC members called for Zuma to resign in November, pointing to the damage several corruption […]

South Africa’s Zuma asks court to set aside influence-peddling report

By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG, Dec 3 : South African President Jacob Zuma has asked the High Court to set aside a report by an anti-corruption watchdog that called for a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government, the president’s office said today. While stopping short of conclusive findings, the report by the Public Protector […]

Opposition leads protest against Zuma in South Africa’s capital

By TJ Strydom and Mfuneko Toyana PRETORIA, Nov 2 : South African opposition parties, civic groups, unions and businesses marched in the capital Pretoria today in a protest against President Jacob Zuma and a string of scandals linked to him. Hundreds of people gathered at various points in the city. Some chanted outside a court […]