April 11, 2011 |
South African President Jacob Zuma said Sunday that Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi had accepted a "road map" for ending the conflict that pits his forces against rebels determined to end his four-decade rule. Zuma, who according to news reports led a delegation of African Union leaders in a meeting with Kadafi at his compound in Tripoli, did not disclose details of the cease-fire proposal. He also didn't specify whether Kadafi himself or his adjutants had accepted the African Union plan.
May 31, 2011 |
Moammar Kadafi has no intention of leaving Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma's office said Tuesday after Zuma met with the Libyan leader in Tripoli. During their session together on Monday, Kadafi stressed "that he was not prepared to leave his country, despite the difficulties," Zuma's office said in a statement. The South African leader also said that Kadafi's "personal safety … is of concern" as NATO-led bombings of Tripoli continue. Kadafi expressed his anger at the NATO bombings, said Zuma, who was taken on a tour of the bomb damage.
May 30, 2011 |
Moammar Kadafi faces stepped-up bombardments and the threat of strikes by attack helicopters but seems determined to maintain his grip on power, in part by rallying a diminished roster of allies to counter his regime's isolation. South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to arrive in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Monday in search of a resolution for the 3-month-old conflict, although there is no indication that Kadafi is willing to relinquish power as demanded by rebels, Western governments and even longtime allies Russia and Turkey.
June 22, 2010 |
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa — South Africa hopes that by staging a successful World Cup it will become a viable candidate to host the Olympic Games, perhaps as soon as in 2020. "We have got the facilities. Those who take decisions have seen how South Africa is. I'm sure we can do it," Jacob Zuma , the country's president, told Reuters on Tuesday. "It is now known Africa is capable of hosting any serious tournament." Cape Town bid for the 2004 Games that were awarded to Athens.
July 28, 2003 |
South African investigators said they had begun an inquiry into Deputy President Jacob Zuma's financial interests, but an aide accused political rivals in the ruling African National Congress of a smear campaign. The inquiry by the elite Scorpions unit is part of a wider investigation into allegations of corruption in a multibillion-dollar arms deal. Zuma aides linked the inquiry to a power struggle ahead of 2004 presidential elections.
July 31, 2006 |
Fresh from acquittal on rape charges that made worldwide headlines, former Deputy President Jacob Zuma is back in court today in an arms-dealing case highlighting South Africa's fight against government corruption. On the same day, 29 lawmakers and travel agents go on trial, accused of defrauding Parliament of up to $3.4 million by misusing vouchers intended for official travel to pay for luxury vacations, meals and car rentals.
March 7, 2006 |
A woman who accused former South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape testified that the man she had known since she was 5 forced himself on her when she was at his home. Zuma pleaded not guilty and, in a statement read by his attorney, said his accuser spent the night willingly at his home in November and the two had had consensual sex for some time. At no time, he said, did she say she was having sex against her will.
May 19, 2008 |
Mobs rampaged through poor suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa, in a frenzy of anti-foreigner violence over the weekend, killing at least seven people, injuring dozens and forcing hundreds to seek refuge at police stations. The attacks capped a week of violence that started in the sprawling township of Alexandra. Angry residents accused foreigners -- many of them Zimbabweans who have fled their own country's economic collapse -- of taking scarce jobs and housing.
May 31, 2012 |
The South African art gallery that displayed an explicit painting of President Jacob Zuma has removed the offending work of art, according to The Times' World Now blog. The decision was made amid a climate of protest and escalating social unrest surrounding the painting, which depicts Zuma with his genitals exposed. The Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg had displayed "The Spear," by artist Brett Murray, as part of a group show devoted to politically satirical art. Zuma had gone to court in reaction to the exhibit, claiming in a lawsuit that the painting violated his right to dignity and demanding the gallery remove it. The controversy reached a fever pitch in the last couple of weeks.
September 1, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Sunday but will continue receiving care at home under the close supervision of doctors, and with his family nearby. The former South African president, who is 95, was taken by ambulance from a Pretoria hospital, where he spent the last three months, to his home in the upscale Houghton suburb of Johannesburg. He remains in critical condition “and is at times unstable,” requiring “medical interventions,” according to South African President Jacob Zuma's office, the only official source of updates on Mandela's health.