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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.

S. Africa says cortege to carry Mandela's body through city three days

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela's body will be borne through the streets of Pretoria in a funeral cortege for three days before his burial, South African officials said.

Maya Angelou: Mandela a modern-day David and Gideon

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela was a modern-day David who slew a mighty Goliath and a Gideon who freed the South African people, author, poet and activist Maya Angelou said.
Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 after a long illness, will be buried in the province where he was born, officials said.
Week of mourning and Mandela funeral schedule announced

Week of mourning and Mandela funeral schedule announced

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma announced Friday the funeral plans to honor the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
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Sunday 'national day of prayer' in South Africa

Sunday 'national day of prayer' in South Africa

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma declared this Sunday "a national day of prayer and reflection."
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Mourning Mandela: provisional 12-day mourning and funeral schedule

Mourning Mandela: provisional 12-day mourning and funeral schedule

Dec. 6 (UPI) --As the world grieves the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 94 on December 5, 2013, a provisional 12-day mourning schedule created in collaboration with the Mandela family and the South African government over a year ago is likely, with some revisions, now in place.
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Mandela, first black South African president, apartheid foe, dies at 95

Mandela, first black South African president, apartheid foe, dies at 95

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela, jailed for plotting a revolution and later elected South Africa's first black president, died Thursday at age 95, President Jacob Zuma said.
Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and an revolutionary icon, died Thursday at the age of 95.
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G8 and G5 leaders gather for a group photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 9, 2009. (L-R) South African President Jacob Zuma, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (UPI Photo/Alex Volgin)
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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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