This crisis presents the chance for the government to accelerate the undoing of the country’s corruption and apartheid inheritance — otherwise risk its survival.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says deadly violence and looting that have shaken the country over the past week were planned as death toll mounts to 212.
President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma handed himself over to authorities to obey the country's highest court order that he should serve a 15-month prison term for contempt.
The court gave him five days to surrender to the authorities, which made the deadline Sunday but it agreed to hear his legal challenge to rescind the order.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent state looting under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
Mlangeni spent 27 years in prison alongside Nelson Mandela, Dennis Goldberg, Walter Sisulu and other activists who were sentenced for planning to overthrow the apartheid government.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration followed his ruling African National Congress party's 57.5 percent victory in this month's election.
The governing African National Congress is ahead as ballot count continues in an election that has seen a low turnout.
Three opinion polls in recent weeks show the ANC's support ranging between 51 and 61 percent, compared with the 62 percent it won in 2014.
South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday in one of the most competitive national elections since the first multiracial vote in 1994.
As May 8 general elections approach, South Africans accuse the ruling African National Congress (ANC) of reneging on Nelson Mandela's 1994 promise of "a better life for all."
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