Politics

“Zuma raped Kwezi” Cyril Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa believes Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo‚ also known as Khwezi, was raped. “I know how difficult and painful it is for a woman to garner up the courage to stand up and say: ‘Yes, I was raped.’ “It must be one of the most difficult decisions that she had to make, so, yes, I would believe her.” Ramaphosa was a guest on the Karima Brown show on Radio

Secret Papers Reveal Plan to Move Palestinians to Egypt

Mubarak has often served as a crucial U.S. ally in the Middle East.The U.S. had planned to resettle Palestinians from war-torn Lebanon into Egypt in the 1980s, but the North African state’s former leader demanded the West first find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, according to secret British documents seen by BBC News. The documents were reportedly obtained via the U.K.’s Freedom of Information Act and revealed a quiet

#ANCFreeState: Court ruling a blow for Dlamini Zuma faction

Johannesburg – The battle for the soul of the ANC deepened on Wednesday after a court decision dealt a blow to the presidential campaign of former AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. The decision by the Free State High Court to nullify some of the branch meetings that led to a general council meeting during which Dlamini Zuma was nominated has raised the possibility that branches of the province could

ANC has to 'self-correct' - Gwede Mantashe

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the December elective conference will be “an important milestone in the rectification of all the mistakes which the ANC has committed”. He was addressing the ANC Western Cape provincial general council yesterday. The council convened to consolidate branch nominations for the upcoming elective conference with members expected to chooses between seven candidates to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the ANC president. Candidates include deputy president

Nephew says Mugabe accepts ousting and is ‘quite jovial’

Robert Mugabe’s nephew said Sunday the ousted Zimbabwean president was in good health and “quite jovial” after being forced to resign when a military takeover ended his 37 years in power. Leo Mugabe however declined to discuss the $10-million retirement bonus reportedly granted to the 93-year-old former president as part of a deal that finally persuaded him to resign on Tuesday. “He is fine. I have been to see him,

Behind closed doors and clenched teeth‚ Zuma’s dinner for seven

A woman had been invited to a dinner party. It all seemed to be going well when her cellphone beeped. She peered at the screen under the table. It was a text message – from the hostess of the dinner party‚ sitting across from her. For a moment she didn’t understand what she was reading‚ because the message was an apologetic cancelation: so sorry but something’s come up and we’re