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.
Ten people are killed and more than 490 are detained as rioting and looting occur in South Africa following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. In a televised address to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa vows that the police and army would "restore order".
The Constitutional Court of South Africa finds former President Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court over his refusal to answer questions on corruption charges and sentences him to 15 months' imprisonment.
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.
Former anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele and her 1-year old party Agang South Africa joins the main opposition party, Democratic Alliance, as Ramphele becomes DA's presidential candidate for the 2014 general election and thus the main challenger to incumbent President Jacob Zuma.
The same-sex couple, who recently came to international attention when they were convicted of homosexuality under a British colonial law, tell Malawi's "The Nation" that they have separated and that one of them now lives with a woman.