Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81. Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. She said the family would be issuing a statement later in the day. Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in 1936‚ she moved to Johannesburg to study social work after…

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Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? South Africa’s next leader faces huge challenges

Ramaphosa, set to be president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, will lead a wealthy and resource-rich country grappling with inequality

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president

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S.Africa crisis: How Zuma reached the brink

South Africa’s scandal-tainted president, Jacob Zuma, is at the brink of being ousted after an extraordinary two-month saga. Here are key moments in the drama: – New ANC chief – The African National Congress (ANC) met in December to elect a new leader to succeed Zuma. The battle was bitter, closely-fought and high stakes — the winner could be expected…

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ANC to remove Zuma as South Africa’s head of state

South Africa’s ruling ANC party resolved Tuesday to oust scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office after he refused to resign, local media reported following marathon closed-door talks. The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would “recall” Zuma from his post, several local media outlets said. “It took…

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2 Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that the Nigerians were shot by unidentified assailants. “ Mr Ernest Ughakwesili,…

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South African gospel singer Lundi Tyamara dies

Award-winning South African gospel singer, Lundi Tyamara, has passed on at the age of 38. According to the Times Newspaper, Tyamara’s family confirmed that he died in the early hours of Friday morning at Edenvale Hospital. He was reportedly admitted to hospital at first in December 2016 for abdominal Tuberculosis (TB) and a liver condition. The artiste was, however, moved…

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