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South Africa: The end is nigh for President Jacob Zuma as ANC confirms his recall
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Politics and Society South Africa: The end is nigh for President Jacob Zuma as ANC confirms his recall

The seemingly impossible has happened, the African National Congress (ANC)’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has confirmed that it has recalled President #JacobZuma, signalling the beginning of the end of President Zuma’s interminable term as president of South Africa. “The decision of the #ANCNEC to recall Cde Zuma is final. It can’t and will not change. We will treat Cde Zuma with dignity and we will not humiliate him” ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said.

Dear African leaders, protests and hashtags are part of democracy, not only elections
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Politics and Society Dear African leaders, protests and hashtags are part of democracy, not only elections

The definition of democracy on the continent has been restricted to holding elections. Many African leaders forget that protests and online dissent is very much part of democracy. Elections are just a part of democracy, and democracy entails a full spectrum of economic, social and political freedoms, which include citizens’ rights to protest and express their voices and concern.