Zuma plays rape card to defend
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Zuma plays rape card to defend Nkandla upgrades

In a shocking revelation South African President Jacob Zuma declares publicly that one of his wives was raped at his Nkandla homestead, allegedly giving him cause for his controversial security upgrades. But the announcement came in the eleventh hour just two days before election day – after being kept as an open secret for over a decade-and-a-half

Jacob Zuma facing impeachment
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Jacob Zuma facing impeachment over damning Nkandla Report

Today, the long awaited Public Protector’s report into the security installations to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead was released, confirming that the inclusion of components such as a visitor centre, cattle kraal, chicken run, swimming pool and amphitheatre had cost the taxpayer at least R246 million.

Mandela becomes first non-Brit
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Mandela becomes first non-Brit honoured at Westminster Abbey

Nelson Mandela joined a select group of non-Britons who have been honoured by a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey which includes Archbishop Luwum of Uganda, Sir Alexander Bustamente Prime Minister of Jamaica, Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia and Sir Seretse Khama, President of Botswana.

Steinberg on booing Zuma, the
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Steinberg on booing Zuma, the ANC’s future and Ramaphosa as president

“There are so many messages in the booing of Jacob Zuma. The first is that South Africans are suspicious of power. They are quick to show contempt for people who they feel have abused power. People worry that the ANC might tear up the constitution and try to govern forever. But South African political culture is too irreverent to let anyone govern forever.”