The African National Congress, once led by Nelson Mandela, has been losing electoral support due to rising levels of poverty and unemployment, as the country also faces an electricity crisis.
Amid graft allegations, President Cyril Ramaphosa consolidates his support within his party, as he vows to address the crippling power cuts that is hurting the economy.
Ramaphosa's comfortable victory opens the way for him to a second term as South African president if the ANC win the next general elections, due in 2024.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress party defeats the motion by 214 votes to 148, with two abstentions through open voting.
Despite findings in a report that said Cyril Ramaphosa violated his oath of office, the South Africa president refuses to resign as the head of the ruling African National Congress, according to his office.
African National Congress seeks to win back metropolitan areas lost to opposition-led coalitions in 2016, including respective political and commercial capitals Pretoria and Johannesburg.
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 country’s top court found ex-president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear before corruption investigators examining allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent state looting under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
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