Rescuers search for more than 60 people still missing in KwaZulu-Natal province after heavy rains in recent days triggered floods and mudslides, taking death toll to 443.
Unusually heavy rains began a few days ago in parts of KwaZulu-Natal, leading to massive floods that have wreaked havoc in the country’s most popular holiday destination.
Jacob Zuma, who is is serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, was granted medical parole in September.
The former South African president's latest hearing is being held virtually over fears of fresh protests after last week's unrest over his jail term left more than 200 dead.
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.
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.
Multiple dwellings and houses collapsed in the mudslides triggered by days of rains, said KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie.
A man walked into a police station last week with body parts saying he was tired of eating human flesh. There is now a desperate attempt to find out how many people were chopped up and eaten.
South Africa's main opposition says it will take any step necessary to remove President Jacob Zuma from his post if national assembly could not do so
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