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 […]