Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma dances on stage during the ANC National Conference held in Johannesburg earlier this month. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa’s highest court has ordered parliament to consider the impeachment of Jacob Zuma, adding to pressure on the president following Cyril Ram(...)

Shaun Abrahams: Since his appointment, he  has been accused of displaying bias in favour of President Jacob Zuma around criminal cases, allegations Mr Abrahams denies. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams has been ordered to vacate his post by the high court after it ruled that his appointment by President(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)