Nelson Mandela’s body has been flown to his home village of Qunu. A state funeral will take place there on Sunday followed by a private burial.
South Africans are celebrating Freedom Day - the anniversary of the first post-apartheid elections - amid deepening rivalry in the ruling ANC between supporters and opponents of President Jacob Zuma.
Tens of thousands of South Africans took to the streets nationwide on Friday, calling on embattled President Jacob Zuma to resign. The African National Congress (ANC) party has rejected calls for him to quit.
Jacob Zuma is facing massive protests after culling critics from his cabinet in a midnight reshuffle. A quarter of the country is unemployed and two ratings agencies have downgraded South African debt to "junk" status.
President Jacob Zuma has promised to address problems of corruption and infighting within the ruling ANC party. The ANC Women’s League said that they would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as a presidential candidate.
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