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Report: S. Africa's Zuma spent millions in public money on his estate

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 19 (UPI) -- A government report that South African President Jacob Zuma spent lavishly on his private home has become a scandal for his party as it prepares for elections.

South Africa general election to be May 7

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The general election in South Africa will be May 7, during the 20th anniversary "of our freedom from apartheid bondage," President Jacob Zuma announced Friday.

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30-foot statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma unveiled a statue of Nelson Mandela Monday, saying the former leader's arms are outstretched to embrace the country.
Farewell to Mandela: South African leader laid to rest [PHOTOS]

Farewell to Mandela: South African leader laid to rest [PHOTOS]

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was laid to rest yesterday in his ancestral home of Qunu, following ten days of commemoration.
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Thousands gather for Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa

QUNU, South Africa, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa's Eastern Cape Sunday for the funeral of anti-apartheid activist and former President Nelson Mandela.

Archbishop Tutu says he was not invited to Mandela's funeral

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Saturday he was not invited to former South African President Nelson Mandela's funeral and has no plans to attend.
Military plane carries Mandela's coffin to final resting place

Military plane carries Mandela's coffin to final resting place

QUNU, South Africa, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The body of Nelson Mandela was flown to Eastern Cape Province Saturday as South Africans ended 10 days of mourning for the former president.
Report: 'Interpreter' at Mandela memorial charged with murder

Report: 'Interpreter' at Mandela memorial charged with murder

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Thamasanqa Jantjie, the sign-language interpreter at a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, was once charged with murder, eNCA reports.
Only invited guests may attend Mandela's funeral, government says

Only invited guests may attend Mandela's funeral, government says

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Only invited guests will be allowed to attend the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the government announced Friday.
Thousands pay respects to Nelson Mandela as he lies in state for three days

Thousands pay respects to Nelson Mandela as he lies in state for three days

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Thousands of South Africans paid homage to Nelson Mandela during the first of three days his body will lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the location of his 1994 inauguration.
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Body of Nelson Mandela lying in state in Pretoria

Body of Nelson Mandela lying in state in Pretoria

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- South Africans viewed the body of Nelson Mandela lying in state Wednesday in Pretoria, where he was sworn in 19 years ago as the nation's first black president.
Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.
Mandela daughter describes father's final moments

Mandela daughter describes father's final moments

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- In an interview with the BBC, former South African President Nelson Mandela's daughter described the last moments before his death at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013.
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Zuma attends memorial service for Mandela on national day of prayer

Zuma attends memorial service for Mandela on national day of prayer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- South Africans gathered Sunday for a national day of prayer to celebrate the life of former President Nelson Mandela.
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Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (born 12 April 1942) is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election.

Zuma is the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the governing political party, and was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi. Zuma became the President of the ANC on 18 December 2007 after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane. Zuma was also a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990. On 20 September 2008, Thabo Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress's National Executive Committee, following a conclusion by Judge Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

Zuma has faced significant legal challenges. He was charged with rape in 2005, but was acquitted. In addition, he fought a long legal battle over allegations of racketeering and corruption, resulting from his financial advisor Schabir Shaik's conviction for corruption and fraud. On 6 April 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority decided to drop the charges citing political interference.

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