South African President Jacob Zuma was jeered by a crowd attending a memorial service for the nation’s first black leader Nelson Mandela, as a series of scandals weigh on his popularity before elections next year.
Nelson Mandela’s death comes at a time when South Africans are increasingly disillusioned with their leaders who are facing allegations of corruption and rising protests over a lack of jobs, housing and services.
The following is a list of quotations from Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first post- apartheid leader, drawn from a compilation of speeches posted on his foundation’s Internet site. Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95.
South Africa President Jacob Zuma is facing a public outcry over spending of taxpayers’ money on his private home, while one of his ruling party’s biggest allies is threatening to desert just months before general elections.
South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from state funds that were meant to be used to upgrade his private home with security features and he should repay part of the money, according to a draft report by the nation’s graft ombudsman, cited by the Mail & Guardian.