South African President Jacob Zuma said the government must push for increased black ownership of the continent’s biggest economy, signaling his policy focus as he prepares for a second term in office.
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 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.
Sudan is ready to resume negotiations to end clashes in the border state of Southern Kordofan, former South African President Thabo Mbeki said, denying that Umar al- Bashir’s government had pulled out of the talks.
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.
South Africa’s ruling party probably won’t remove President Jacob Zuma even after allegations that upgrades of his private home were funded by the taxpayer led to him being booed in front of more than 90 world leaders at a memorial for Nelson Mandela.