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Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In 2006 Mr Zuma was found not guilty of raping ...

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Seek welfare of all Ghanaians – Nana Addo tells Ambassadors

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has tasked his ambassadors and high commissioners to seek the welfare of all Ghanaians. The President, who spoke at the commissioning of eight envoys at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday night, charged them to work to protect the interest of all Ghanaians in their respective countries. The President asked the envoys to cooperate and work with ...

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Senegal book World Cup ticket after win over South Africa

Senegal sealed a return to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since their 2002 debut thanks to a 2-0 win over South Africa in World Cup qualifying African Group D. Diafra Sakho scored the opener for the visitors in Polokwane, before a somewhat fortuitous Thamsanqa Mkhize own goal sealed the three points for the Teranga Lions. The visitors ...

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Prosecutors appeal for longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

South African prosecutors are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. They told the Supreme Court of Appeal the six-year sentence was “shockingly light” and he should get 15 years. Defence lawyers say the sentence handed down by a lower court is appropriate. Pistorius claimed he shot dead Ms Steenkamp on Valentine’s ...

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‘Unrepentant’ Ayisi Boateng is forgiven – Ghanaians in SA

The Association of Ghanaian citizens in South Africa say they have accepted the apology rendered by the Ghana’s High Commissioner to that country, George Ayisi Boateng, following his unsavory and divisive comment in Accra. According to them, although they believe Mr. Ayisi Boateng may subconsciously prioritize members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in his dealings as he pledged, ...

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Guilty Akufo-Addo can’t sack Ayisi Boateng – Avedzi

The Deputy Minority leader, James Klutse Avedzi has insisted that President Akufo-Addo cannot dismiss under-pressure High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi Boateng over the latter’s recent perceived shameful, irresponsible and divisive comments. According to him, this is because Akufo-Addo has also demonstrated his commitment to prioritizing the needs of loyalists of his New Patriotic Party (NPP). Speaking to Citi News, Mr. ...

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SA court clears way for Zuma prosecution

A South African court has dismissed an appeal by President Jacob Zuma challenging the reinstatement of corruption charges against him, reports local media. People watching the case are tweeting using the hashtag #SpyTapes because a key part of the case were secretly recorded phone conversations. Mr Zuma and other government officials have been accused of taking kickbacks from the purchase ...

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Uber driver sacked over ‘kidnap’

A taxi driver accused of kidnapping a young motorist after a traffic accident in South Africa has been struck off Uber’s roster, eNCA news site reports. The news site has spoken to the father of the alleged victim. He says his son was forced to enter another vehicle by an Uber driver who attempted to extort money from him after a ...

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We won’t appeal against World Cup replay unless… – South Africa

South African football chiefs have agreed a 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”. World governing body Fifa ordered the replay after the referee for the original game, Joseph Lamptey, was banned for manipulating the match. The South African Football Association (Safa) had been considering an appeal but now says it agrees with Fifa. ...

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South African Deputy President admits to extra-marital affair

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted having an extra-marital affair, but denied reports of multiple affairs. Speaking after allegations about his private life were published in newspapers, he accused political opponents of trying to smear him. Mr Ramaphosa is planning to contest the leadership of the governing African National Congress (ANC). President Jacob Zuma steps down from the ...

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