South African president Jacob Zuma greets opposition DA party leader Helen Zille at the results operations centre in Pretoria. Photograph: EPA

The African National Congress has secured a comfortable victory in South Africa’s general election, following an impressive voter turnout for a poll h(...)

Jacob Zuma: African National Congress yesterday confirmed it had dissolved the leadership of its youth league, a move that purges it of members who opposed the president’s recent re-election as party president. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP Photo

At a press conference in Johannesburg ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the party’s National Executive Committee members had vot(...)