South African president Jacob Zuma announced his immediate resignation in a TV address to the nation on February 14th, 2018, after the ruling ANC party threatened to eject him from office via a parliamentary vote of no confidence. Photograph: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images

South African president Jacob Zuma resigned from office Wednesday night, bringing an end to a long-running fight for political survival he lost contro(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in Cape Town, South Africa, August 8th, 2017. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma narrowly survived the eighth vote of no confidence in his eight-year presidency in Cape Town on Tuesday. Following(...)

Jacob Zuma: Tuesday’s vote on Mr Zuma’s future will be the eight vote of confidence in his presidency to take place since he first came to office in 2009. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete has announced that Tuesday’s motion of no confidence vote in the country’s embattled president, Jaco(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: has five working days to hand over documents explaining his decision to fire his finance minister and shuffle his cabinet.  Photograph: EPA

South Africa’s main opposition party is seeking a legal review of President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire finance minister Pravin Gordhan and shuffle (...)

Security officials and members of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters engage in a brawl in the National Assembly in Cape Town  during a speech by South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma on Thursday. Photograph: Sumaya Hisham/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance party is to take court action over the an outbreak of violence in the National Assembly on Thursday. Sp(...)

While head of South Africa’s revenue service six years ago, the country’s respected finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, allegedly let a senior executive(...)

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan: was publicly charged with fraud and theft by the National Prosecuting Authority.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko

The chief whip of the African National Congress has called on the ruling party’s leaders to resign, saying they are worse than those who led the apar(...)

Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein (left) speaks alongside Thamsanqa Jantjie who is accused of gesticulating gibberish as world leaders paid tribute to Mandela. Photograph: Reuters

A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a “ch(...)