South Africa

Voters wait in line at the Intlonipho Primary School polling station in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg on May 29, 2024, during South Africa’s general election. - South Africans vote on May 29, 2024 in what may be the most consequential election in decades, as dissatisfaction with the ruling ANC threatens to end its 30-year political dominance. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)

S.Africa electoral commission site goes down amid vote count

The website of South Africa's electoral commission was down on Friday as the country counted votes from a key election in which the ruling ANC looked set to lose its majority.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

South Africa’s top court strikes Zuma from ballot

South Africa's top court ruled Monday that graft-tainted former president turned firebrand opposition challenger Jacob Zuma is ineligible to stand for parliament in next week's general election.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 04, 2021 Former South African president Jacob Zuma addresses the media in his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. - South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma handed himself in to police late on July 7, 2021 to begin serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, his foundation said. (Photo by Emmanuel Croset / AFP)

South Africa’s top court to rule on Zuma election

South Africa's top court will rule Monday on whether graft-tainted former president Jacob Zuma can legally be barred from standing as a candidate in the country's May 29 general election.
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