African National Congress

  1. South Africa's Covid-19 spending is 'frightening'

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  2. South Africa leader to face probe over campaign funding

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    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

    South Africa's governing party officials have said President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before an integrity commission to answer questions about a controversial campaign donation.

    But Jessie Duarte, a senior member of the African National Congress, did not specify when Mr Ramaphosa would present himself before the party panel.

    In a report, South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog alleged that Mr Ramaphosa had misled parliament about money he received in 2017, worth more than $36,000 (£27,000).

    Mr Ramaphosa maintains it was a donation towards his campaign for the ANC leadership.

    As President, Mr Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on cleaning up South African politics since he replaced Jacob Zuma.

  3. George Floyd: ANC to launch 'Black Friday' campaign

    Black Lives Matter supporters gather outside the parliament in solidarity with those protesting the death of George Floyd in America on June 03, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa
    Image caption: Black Lives Matter supporters have demonstrated in Cape Town

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is to launch an anti-racism campaign on Friday.

    It is meant to show solidarity with protests in the US sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African American man, in police custody last month.

    The Black Friday campaign will call on South Africans to wear black every Friday for an unspecified period. It will also highlight the racism and police brutality in South Africa.

    The campaign will be launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the party said in a statement posted on Twitter:

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  4. Mugabe epitomised 'the new African' - ANC

    The life of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's former president, came to epitomise the "new African" of an independent continent, South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has said.

    He was someone who "having shrugged off the colonial yoke, would strive to ensure his country took its rightful place amongst the community of nations", its statement says.

    His Zanu-PF party was an inspiration to the ANC during the years it was fighting South Africa's apartheid government, it added.

    "Throughout his life, the late Comrade Mugabe was an ardent and vocal advocate of African unity and self-reliance and will always be remembered for his rallying cry: 'Africa is for Africans, Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.'"

    Although the ANC may have differed with Mr Mugabe on some issues, as "fraternal organisations we held as sacrosanct the principle of sovereignty", the statement continues.

    Read the full statement below:

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