The European Union and United States on Tuesday condemned violent attacks targeting the Zimbabwe opposition since elections last week, as 27 supporters of the MDC party were released on bail. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, declared winner of the country’s first ballot since the downfall of Robert Mugabe, again vowed to protect...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged all Zimbabweans on Friday to accept the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president after a poll marred by violence. Ramaphosa, who is also SADC chairperson, says they should follow the law if they have complaints. “President Ramaphosa has appealed to all political leaders and the people of...
The start of Women's Month in South Africa will be marked by countrywide marches and pickets over violence again women, children and gender non-conforming people. "We have nothing to celebrate on 9 August," said the organisers of #TheTotalShutdown, referring to the annual commemoration of the women's march against apartheid passes. "Every...
The High Court in Johannesburg South Africa has set aside the International Relations Department’s decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. The former Zimbabwean first lady allegedly assaulted Gabriella Engels at a hotel in August last year but was allowed to leave the country without being prosecuted. The ruling has now...
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma appeared in court Friday over a $2.5-billion (2.15-billion-euro) corruption case linked to a 1990s arms deal, but the judge adjourned the case until the end of November. Zuma, who was forced to resign in February, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering...
As Chinese President Xi Jinping started on Monday his third state visit to South Africa, the local people and overseas Chinese there expressed great hope that the visit will further boost bilateral friendly relations and cooperation. Media in the country has reported extensively on the much-anticipated visit, which reflects the...
A Zimbabwe court on Friday handed a four-year jail term to a former energy minister who served in Robert Mugabe's last cabinet after he was found guilty of corruption, state media reported. Samuel Undenge, 62, will serve just two-and-half years after 18 months were suspended on condition of good behaviour,...
Former president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, has advocated that the world must continue to exude the legacy of anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela. Obama, delivering his first big speech since leaving office, stressed the impact that Mandela made in the lives of people that lived far away from...
Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela left a legacy of reconciliation, but contemporary South Africa still struggles with race and other challenges. It has been a century since South Africa's anti-apartheid icon and the first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, was born. A ceremony is taking place in Johannesburg to honour his...
Nineteen people were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair plane — built in 1954 — was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air...