In the most closely contested election in South Africa since apartheid ended, the ruling African National Congress is tipped to retain power. Many voters, however, are upset about corruption, a struggling economy and violent crime.
Jacob Zuma's lawyers have agreed that he will respond in writing to an inquiry commission's questions into the "state capture" corruption scandal. Zuma had initially threatened to withdraw from the proceedings.
The 66-year-old was unanimously elected as president by parliament after his African National Congress won the legislative vote on May 8. Ramaphosa faces a huge challenge to revive the country's ailing economy.
First results indicate South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) is on course to retain power, but with a smaller majority. Issues around corruption and unemployment kept voter turnout low.
The world paid tribute Wednesday to the South African entertainer known as the "White Zulu" for his enduring activism against apartheid, and his campaigning for Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
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