In Summary The Herald newspaper, once the mouthpiece of the Mugabe regime, said police were making progress in their probe into Grace's role in allegedly smuggling ivory to China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Documents from the Zimbabwe parks authority accuse Grace Mugabe of ordering officials...
Ex-president who was ousted in February faces money-laundering and fraud charges linked to 1990s arms deal Former president Jacob Zuma has appeared in court in South Africa to face corruption charges relating to a multibillion-dollar arms deal that took place 20 years ago. Zuma, who was ousted as head of state in February,...
In Summary Zuma is accused of taking bribes from French arms maker Thales over a contract worth $5 billion. Zuma is accused of illicitly pocketing a total of 4,072,499.85 rand. Thales, which supplied naval vessels as part of the deal, will also be charged with corruption. Former South African president...
South Africa on Tuesday paid heartfelt tributes to Winnie Mandela, who died aged 81, as politicians hailed her as an inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner and defended her often controversial record. The former wife of Nelson Mandela died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday, mourned by many who praised her as one...
The South African government has announced a state funeral for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a former wife of the country’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. “Freedom fighter Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela will be laid to rest on 14 April 2018, during a state funeral,” a government statement read. Winnie, touted as mother of the...
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Tarnished leader of South Africa’s struggle to make apartheid history Disgraced and corrupt, her behaviour was as baffling as it was dazzling in contrast to her former husband’s, whose integrity stood as a beacon to the world Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of Nelson Mandela and for decades...
South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of Nelson Mandela became mired in controversy Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa but also one of its most controversial figures, has died aged 81. The ex-wife of the former South African president Nelson Mandela, she died at a hospital...
In Summary New president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, used his inauguration speech on Sunday to vow to tackle youth unemployment in one of Africa’s most stable countries. Masisi took over automatically, and he is likely to secure a further five-year term in elections in October 2019 when the ruling BDP is...
Illegal workers have invaded the farm of former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to mine for gold. Reporters from the Zimbabwean newspaper Newsday found them uprooting lemon trees, digging shafts and loading gold ore into lorries. After unsuccessfully confronting them on Thursday, Mrs Mugabe reported the matter to the police. The farm...
A South African court jailed a white woman on Wednesday for yelling racist abuse at a black policeman, in a case that laid bare attitudes that endure more than two decades after the end of apartheid. In a ruling that lawyers believed to be the first prison term imposed in...