Protesters burned a man alive in Burundi’s capital yesterday, saying he was a member of the ruling party’s youth wing, which had attacked them during their demonstrations against the president’s bid for a third term, a witness said.
The ANC was unaware that the family of former statesman Nelson Mandela was unhappy about a publicised visit President Jacob Zuma made to Mandela’s house shortly after he was released from hospital in April, the party said in … Read the rest
Today is 16 June, a public holiday (vacation to our American friends) commemorating the race riots of 1976 in Soweto. Every year I dread the arrival of 16 June, incongruously called “Youth Day”, because it represents the acme of the … Read the rest
Relatives of Nelson Mandela yesterday spent hours with him at the Pretoria hospital at which he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. His former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, … Read the rest