South African president
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, in a rare disagreement with another African state, issues a statement of condemnation following Malawi's sentencing of a same-sex couple to 14 years in jail.
The death toll from the protests following the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma increases to 72, as more violent incidents occur. Ten of the victims died during a stampede in Soweto, while others died during lootings, shootings and explosions. More than 1,000 people have been arrested.
South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority Director Shaun Abrahams says former President Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted for corruption, relating to a R30 billion arms deal in the late 1990s. Zuma disputes all the allegations against him.
Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa effective immediately, following an ultimatum issued the day prior by African National Congress that ordered Zuma to step down as head of state or face a vote of no confidence by the South African Parliament to remove him from power within 48 hours of the declaration. Cyril Ramaphosa takes over as Acting President.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) formally requests that President Jacob Zuma step down after he refused to resign.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, Baleka Mbete, announces that a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be held by secret ballot. The vote, to be held on 8 August 2017, will be the eighth vote of no confidence against the president and the first by secret ballot.
The Parliament of South Africa announces it will debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma this coming Tuesday. This comes after Zuma is facing mounting pressure when the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma violated the constitution by using state funds to renovate his mansion. Yesterday, anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada joined opposition leaders in calling for Zuma's resignation.
Jacob Zuma is sworn in for a second term as President of South Africa following his recent election victory.
South Africa's Public Protector finds that President Jacob Zuma has "benefitted unduly" from government funded upgrades of his rural residence.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says that thirteen of the country's soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic as rebels seized the capital, Bangui.
Talks between South African President Jacob Zuma and Muammar Gaddafi end without immediate results, as more than 100 Libyan soldiers, including five generals, two colonels, and one major defect from Gaddafi's forces.