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But they tagged along aboard Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s plane, rather than travelling privately.

South Africa minister reprimanded for party’s trip on airforce jet

South Africa’s defence minister has been reprimanded and will lose three months of salary after ruling party officials took an air force plane to Zimbabwe earlier this month, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) at an election victory rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 12, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South African president to appear before ruling party’s integrity commission

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the governing African National Congress party’s integrity commission over controversial campaign donations, the deputy secretary of the ruling party said on Sunday.
South Africa’s Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the cabinet said, the fourth minister to contract the virus in Africa’s hardest-hit country.

South African trade minister contracts coronavirus

South Africa’s Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the cabinet said, the fourth minister to contract the virus in Africa’s hardest-hit country.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, warned criminals seeking to exploit the nationwide coronavirus lockdown “for their own sinister ends’’.

South Africa to deploy more than 73,000 extra troops for lockdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to deploy more than 73,000 extra troops to help implement a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the defence minister said.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Zimbabweans enter coronavirus lockdown amid severe economic crisis

Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on Monday, following neighbour South Africa in implementing some of the world’s toughest anti-coronavirus measures likely to hurt an economy already suffering hyperinflation and food shortages.
South Africa has begun an lockdown that will be patrolled by the military and will see any disobeying the rules heavily punished

South Africa begins ‘unprecedented’ military-patrolled lockdown

South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa over xenophobic attacks

Former Nigerian minister of foreign affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday called on the Nigerian Government to drag South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice for the xenophobic attacks that claimed the lives of Nigerians.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Xenophobia: South Africans plan ambush for returning Nigerians

Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.
Several shops were looted and set alight in Malvern on 1 September 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

Xenophobia: Criminals taking advantage of South Africa’s challenges – minister

South African Defence and Military Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said that criminal elements in the country were taking advantage of the challenges currently facing the country.

Reobert Mugabe insists current Zimbabwe situation ‘must be reversed’

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe says South Africa should have sent troops instead of a team of negotiators to prevent his ouster by the military last year.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, Angola’s Joao Lourenco head to Zimbabwe

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and his Angolan counterpart, Joao Lourenco, will travel on Wednesday to Zimbabwe, where 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is under growing pressure to resign, South Africa’s state broadcaster said.

Zuma sends envoy to Zimbabwe as Botswana warns against travel

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Wednesday sent a special envoy to Zimbabwe as Botswana cautioned its citizens against travelling to the neighbouring country grappling with a leadership crisis.

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