– South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that a spate of violent attacks against women and children represented a national “crisis” as he visited the family of a three-year old girl who was raped and killed.
Several thousand people gathered in South Africa‘s capital on Wednesday (April 12) to protest against President Jacob Zuma following a much-criticised cabinet reshuffle, days after the opposition called countrywide marches to demand his resignation.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic of President Jacob Zuma, died on Tuesday aged 87.
Zimbabwean opposition parties have demanded that presidential elections next year be conducted by a committee set up by the United Nations and African Union because they had lost confidence in the neutrality of the local election agency.
South Africa‘s top court on Wednesday blamed Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for a “crisis” that could jeopardise the payment of welfare benefits to 17 million people, saying she had failed to resolve a service-provider dispute.
Lesotho’s king has dissolved parliament and will shortly set an election date, the deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, days after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili lost a confidence vote in the assembly.