Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies in South Africa

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies in South Africa

South Africans mourned on Monday the loss of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the apartheid-era leader of the country’s struggle for justice and former wife of the late Nelson Mandela. Madikizela-Mandela, 81, died at a Johannesburg hospital where she had been treated over the last year for chronic illness, the family said in…

ANC weighs Zuma’s future, lawmakers draft impeachment rules

ANC weighs Zuma’s future, lawmakers draft impeachment rules

South Africa’s African National Congress is following a decision-making process on the future of President Jacob Zuma, but has not reached a conclusion to force his removal, the party secretary said at a press briefing in Johannesburg on Monday. Ace Magashule confirmed that the matter was discussed during the ANC’s…

South Africa: Mixed reviews follow Ramaphosa’s ANC win

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa has been named president of the African National Congress, after edging out Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in voting results released Monday. He replaces embattled President Jacob Zuma in the ANC leadership role, a move that takes Ramaphosa, now serving as deputy president, one step closer in the run-up…

South Africa: Threats against Dlamini-Zuma require a security detail

South African authorities confirmed Friday that Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chairperson of the African Union, is currently under police protection and has been the target of threats made against her safety. “Dlamini-Zuma continues to receive protection from the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) of the South African Police Service,” the agency…

South African ANC, anti-apartheid leader Kathrada dies

South African human rights activist, author and anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada has died. The 87-year-old Kathrada, a longtime leader of the African National Congress (ANC), died Tuesday morning at Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg, according to a statement released by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. He died after a short illness…

South Africa’s President Zuma: ‘I will not resign on my own’

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma vowed Wednesday to never resign, while speaking at an African National Congress (ANC) youth gathering in Durban. Zuma, who has faced repeated calls to step down from office amid questions of corruption, made his remarks during an Economic Freedom Lecture event focused on economic transformation. “I…

South Africa: ANC announces plan to withdraw from ICC

The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has announced that they are beginning the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as they believe that the ICC has lost direction and is no longer fulfilling its mandate. The decision was announced on Sunday. “The National General…