At least 21 people were killed and 16 others wounded by early Sunday in separate shootings across South Africa during the weekend, as the country undergoes the worst wave of violence since the apartheid era.
Devastating floods throughout the whole week in South Africa have left at least 395 people dead by Friday and countless families displaced from their homes. While relief work continues, weather forecasts are anything but encouraging.
South Africa's Parliament building in Cape Town was severely deteriorated by a huge fire Sunday. Although nobody has been reported injured, the event has sparked national security concerns. A suspect has been arrested. Firefighters worked for hours to extinguish the blaze.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an iconic figure during the country's fight against apartheid, has died Sunday at the age of 90 in Cape Town, it was reported. Tutu is survived by his wife of 66 years and their four children.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa Sunday tested positive for COVID-19, it was reported. He is isolated in Cape Town with mild symptoms. It is yet unknown which strain of the virus he has contracted.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called the entire world Sunday to lift the unjustifiable travel bans imposed on his country after the detection of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus because those restrictions will do more harm than good.
Last week's wave of unrest and massive looting all across South Africa, which has left 212 people dead and 2,524 under arrest, was an “attempted insurrection” which “has failed” to achieve its goals, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday.
South Africa has been since last week going through a wave of riots and looting which has already left 72 people dead and 1,234 detainees, it was reported Tuesday.
The total number of deaths due to covid-19 in Latin American countries has crossed for the first time the psychological barrier of one million people, it was reported Friday.
President Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s fourth democratic head of state, resigned on Wednesday amid an acrimonious battle for control of the nation and the governing party, the African National Congress. He told South Africans during a late-night televised address that, although he disagreed with the decision by the ANC to remove him, he would leave “with immediate effect.”