Jacob Zuma

  • Go well Madiba- Nelson Mandela funeral quotes 15-12-2013 09:10 PM

    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...
  • 'End of an extraordinary journey of 95 glorious years', says Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's funeral 15-12-2013 05:39 PM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency 13-12-2013 12:41 PM

    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...
  • South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer 13-12-2013 09:57 AM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela to be buried on December 15 in Qunu 06-12-2013 07:12 PM

    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...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela 06-12-2013 11:59 AM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems 06-12-2013 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela remains stable but critical, informs South African government 18-11-2013 07:00 PM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Jacob Zuma 03-09-2013 06:23 PM

    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...
  • Mandela's condition remains critical but stable, says Zuma 27-08-2013 06:22 PM

    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...
  • Mandela battles for life as well-wishers pray for recovery 30-06-2013 06:39 PM

    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 30-06-2013 09:30 AM

    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 30-06-2013 06:10 AM

    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 30-06-2013 12:30 AM

    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 29-06-2013 09:14 PM

    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 27-06-2013 06:33 PM

    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...
  • Mandela's condition not to affect Obama's visit: Zuma 25-06-2013 04:10 AM

    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...
  • Mandela continues to show improvement, says grandson 16-06-2013 06:06 AM

    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 10-06-2013 06:05 PM

    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...
  • SA president not involved in Gupta jet scandal: Minister 20-05-2013 04:16 AM

    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...
  • South African President criticised for broadcasting Mandela's video 01-05-2013 11:03 AM

    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 30-04-2013 02:53 PM

    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...
  • Mandela making 'continuous' improvement, visited by Zuma 04-04-2013 08:48 PM

    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 04-04-2013 03:18 AM

    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...