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Members of the newly formed uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party sing and chant outside the Constitutional Court hearing in Johannesburg on May 10, 2024, over their leader and former South African President Jacob Zuma’s eligibility to stand for parliament. - South Africa's top court will hear an appeal on May 10, 2024 to have former president Jacob Zuma declared ineligible in a politically charged legal showdown set to raise tensions before the tightest election in decades. Zuma, 82, is fronting a new opposition party that has become a potential disrupter in the May 29 general election. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)

Zuma’s new party emerges the big winner in South Africa vote

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma staged a surprise comeback at the head of an upstart party that is only a few months old but al
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President Jacob Zuma. PHOTO: AFP

Early municipal results show ANC losing support

Results from South Africa’s fiercely contested local elections could deliver a setback to the African National Congress (ANC), with early indications showing the party that ended apartheid losing support.
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South African ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma gestures as he gives his speech during the ANC closing rally campaign for the municipal elections at Ellis Par Stadium on July 31, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zuma, 74, will have completed two terms in 2019 and is not eligible to run for president again, but the ANC could replace him ahead of the next general election if the party scores poorly in the local polls. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Opposition accuses Zuma’s ANC of excess campaign expenditure

Supporters of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party turned out en masse on Sunday for the party’s final rally in Polokwane before the competitive municipal poll.
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South African President Jacob Zuma (L) walks along a wall bearing names of South African troop who died during World War I at the memorial of Delville Wood during a ceremomy to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Delville Wood in northern France on July 12, 2016 in Longueval. The Battle of the Somme was launched on July 1 as Allied forces hoped to relieve the pressure on the French, who were racking up losses in Verdun by attacking the Germans further north at the Somme. However carnage ensued on both sides despite the frontline barely moving, in a battle that came to symbolise the horrors of trench warfare and the futility of the war. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI

South Africa’s Zuma honours black WWI soldiers

One hundred years after they fought together in World War I, white and black soldiers are finally being honoured equally at South Africa's memorial on the former battlefields in northern France.
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Jacob Zuma / AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN

Zuma ordered to pay back $500,000 of public funds

South African President Jacob Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds used to upgrade his private residence with facilities including a chicken coop and swimming pool, the treasury said Monday.
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Residents from Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, have set a truck alight due to their dissatisfaction with the South African ruling party African National Congress (ANC) nominations on the candidates list for the upcoming municipal elections, on June 21, 2016 in Pretoria. MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP

Police in South Africa kill two people in ANC violence

The two killed were shot on Tuesday night. “Two of the suspects were shot and killed following looting at Mamelodi,” police said in a statement, adding that those arrested would face charges
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A truck is set alight in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, on June 21, 2016. Mujahid Safodien (AFP)

Violent protests rock South Africa’s capital ahead of vote

Vehicles were torched and roads were barricaded with rocks and burning tyres in South Africa's capital Pretoria Tuesday in violent protests over a disputed mayoral candidate for upcoming municipal elections.
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