Jacob Zuma

  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma hospitalised for tests June 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday admitted to hospital for tests following a bout of exhaustion, his office said. "Doctors are satisfied with his condition," his office said in a statement without giving details. Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP the president has been advised to get some rest,...
  • Zuma sworn-in as South African president for second term May 24, 2014

    Jacob Zuma was on Saturday sworn-in as South Africa's President for a second consecutive term and vowed to spearhead a "radical social economic transformation" to eradicate corruption that has plagued Africa's second largest economy. In his first address to the nation after taking oath, President Zuma said his second term was...
  • Go well Madiba- Nelson Mandela funeral quotes December 15, 2013

    Qunu: Leaders and family members on Sunday praised South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a man who united and freed his nation by fighting to end racist rule and then embracing forgiveness and reconciliation. This is a selection of quotes from the funeral service in Mandela's southeastern childhood village of...
  • 'End of an extraordinary journey of 95 glorious years', says Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's funeral December 15, 2013

    Leaders and family members on Sunday praised South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a man and former president who united and freed his nation by embracing forgiveness and reconciliation. This is a selection of quotes from the funeral service in Mandela's southeastern childhood village of Qunu: "It is the end of...
  • Nelson Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency December 13, 2013

    A statue of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announced on Thursday. President Jacob Zuma will unveil the country's former president's statue at the Presidency (Union Buildings) Monday, Xinhua reported...
  • South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer December 13, 2013

    Johannesburg: A South African sign-language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. The interpreter, 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices and hallucinating...
  • Nelson Mandela to be buried on December 15 in Qunu December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa President Jacob Zuma said Nelson Mandela will be buried on December 15. President Jacob Zuma also said on Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the anti-apartheid leader on December 10. Zuma said that Mandela's body will lie in state at government...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95. You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems December 6, 2013

    Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist...
  • Nelson Mandela remains stable but critical, informs South African government November 18, 2013

    Nelson Mandela remains "stable but critical" and is responding to treatment, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday after he visited the ailing 95-year-old anti-apartheid icon. "The health of the former President remains much the same," a statement from by Zuma's office said. Mandela, who spent 27 years in apartheid jail...
  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Jacob Zuma September 3, 2013

    Ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela was responding to treatment although he remained critical, said President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday. Mandela, who was discharged from hospital on September 1, had reached a point of progress that allowed him to receive treatment at home, Zuma told media persons. However, Zuma acknowledged that...
  • Mandela's condition remains critical but stable, says Zuma August 27, 2013

    South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is still in hospital undergoing treatment and remains in a critical but stable condition, President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday. "While wishing him good health, we also have to celebrate his legacy and learn from it, in order to build a better world," Xinhua quoted Zuma...
  • Mandela battles for life as well-wishers pray for recovery June 30, 2013

    Pretoria: Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable" on the 23rd day of his hospitalisation for a recurring lung ailment, even as a stream of people continued to flock the hospital in Pretoria to pray for the recovery of the 94-year-old former president. Well-wishers were singing and saying...
  • South Africa: Mandela's health improves; he is critical but stable June 30, 2013

    South Africans have been keeping a vigil outside Pretoria Hospital, where Nelson Mandela has been hospitalised. ...
  • Mandela's life should inspire African youths, says Obama June 30, 2013

    Johannesburg: US President Barack Obama urged the youths of Africa Saturday to follow the footsteps of former South African president Nelson Mandela in building a bright future for their countries. Addressing young South Africans at the University of Johannesburg, where he held a town hall meeting as part of his...
  • Obama meets Mandela family, police disperse protesters June 30, 2013

    Johannesburg: US President Barack Obama met the family of South Africa's ailing anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Saturday, offering words of comfort and praising the critically ill retired statesman as one of history's greatest figures. The faltering health of Mandela, 94, a figure admired globally as a symbol of struggle...
  • Mandela 'critical but stable', says South African President June 29, 2013

    Pretoria: Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable", South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturda hoping the anti-apartheid icon would leave hospital soon, as US President Barack Obama visits the country. "These are very excellent doctors who are dealing with him," Zuma said in a joint press conference with...
  • Daughter says Mandela still there, raps media vultures June 27, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela is still clinging to life, his eldest daughter Makaziwe said on Thursday, but she blasted foreign media "vultures" for violating his privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital. Makaziwe's outburst came after the government reported another downturn in the condition of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid...
  • Mandela's condition not to affect Obama's visit: Zuma June 25, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that the condition of ailing Nelson Mandela will not have any influence on the visiting US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit this week, Xinhua reported. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader is spending his 17th day in a Pretoria hospital due to a recurring...
  • Mandela continues to show improvement, says grandson June 16, 2013

    Cape Town: Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who has been hospitalized for a week, continued to show signs of improvement, his grandson said on Saturday, reported Xinhua. "Madiba (Mandela) is recovering very well and looks good," Mandla Mandela said in Qunu, Eastern Cape Province, the native village where Mandela...
  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged June 10, 2013

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela was in a "serious but stable" condition as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon and former South African President continued to receive hospital treatment for a third day for a recurrent lung infection, the government said on Monday. "Former President Nelson Mandela remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged,"...
  • SA president not involved in Gupta jet scandal: Minister May 20, 2013

    Pretoria: South African President Jacob Zuma was not involved in a wedding scandal in which a private plane of the affluent and well-connected Indian Gupta family landed at a sensitive military airbase, an investigation revealed on Sunday, reported Xinhua. "In any event, the president is not involved in authorizing the landing...
  • South African President criticised for broadcasting Mandela's video May 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: The public broadcast of a video showing South African President and African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma and other officials visiting ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at his home in Johannesburg has drawn severe criticism from public. Social media and talk radio shows have been buzzed with angry...
  • Nelson Mandela makes first TV appearance in a year April 30, 2013

    Johannesburg: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has appeared on television for the first time in almost a year, with South African President Jacob Zuma saying the ailing leader was in "good shape." Led by Zuma, an African National Congress delegation met the 94-year-old statesman at his residence on Monday. Local television networks...
  • Mandela making 'continuous' improvement, visited by Zuma April 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is making "continuous improvement" in a hospital where he was admitted last week for pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma said after visiting the revered statesman on Thursday. "President Jacob Zuma visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital on Thursday, 4 April...
  • Manmohan Singh, Zuma interacted many times at BRICS April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma "interacted on several occasions" during the BRICS summit in Durban though the two sides did not hold delegation-level talks, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. Seeking to refute reports that the Indian delegation failed to hold a...
  • Nelson Mandela's condition has improved: South Africa April 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: The condition of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela has improved further, the government said on Sunday, as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero spent a fourth day in hospital receiving treatment for pneumonia. "Nelson Mandela had a restful day," South Africa's presidency said in a statement, adding doctors treating him had...
  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela released from hospital December 27, 2012

    Johannesburg: Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released on December 26 from hospital after being treated for a lung infection and having gallstones removed, a government spokesman said. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon will continue to receive medical care at home. Mandela had been in the hospital since December 8....
  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital: South African govt December 27, 2012

    Johannesburg: Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, ending a nearly three-week stay during which he was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove gallstones, the government said on Wednesday. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been moved to his...
  • Nelson Mandela's health is improving, but to stay in hospital December 26, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela, who has been in a hospital since December 8, is looking better and in good spirits. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said on December 26 that 94-year-old Mandela's condition "remains as it was yesterday." President Jacob Zuma had joined Mandela's wife, Graca Machel,...