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Israel is defying the world by "sabotaging" Peace - South African President Jacob Zuma

Israel is defying the world by “sabotaging” Peace – South African President Jacob Zuma

PRETORIA: Israel is defying the world by “sabotaging” prospects for a two state solution through its settlements policy, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday as he welcomed visiting Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas. “The truth is the fact that the overwhelming majority in the world agrees with the position of two states living side by side in peace, but we’ve a problem of a state that is defying all of that,” said Zuma. “We reiterate our call for the absolute cessation of all settlement activities,” he told a joint news conference with Abbas. Criticising the way the United Nations works, he added: “I do not believe the system should let that one nation can defy the world.” South Africa had appointed two special envoys for the task and was prepared to assist with discussions between the Palestinians and Israel, Zuma added.Abbas said the Palestinians sought to profit from South Africa’s “successful experiences” in developing an independent state. “The Palestinians are the last nation in the world that’s still living under occupation,” Abbas said. Zuma’s ruling African National Congress is a firm supporter of the Palestinian cause, with politicians regularly comparing Israel to the former racist apartheid state in South Africa. The white minority government had cooperative relationships with Israel, but when Nelson Mandela was elected first democratic president in 1994, he pledged to support Palestine, saying: “South Africa’s freedom is incomplete without [...]
South Africa's Zuma assured National development after winning elections

South Africa’s Zuma assured National development after winning elections

South Africa’s Zuma promises growth after army crackdown on protests South African President Jacob Zuma assured on Saturday to drive through company-friendly reforms, signaling he’d make use of a significant election win to pursue economic development within the experience of leftist opposition. Their vows ramp-up infrastructure projects and to produce jobs emerged after his ruling ANC government sent its military to quell post-election unrest in a Johannesburg slum, among its more noticeable break-downs on condition in recent memory.Burdened with slow economic development and destructive hits in his first-term, the scandal-hit Zuma reaches pains to calm investor worries about Africa’s most developed economy. During the last year-he has spent less time about the desires of unions, whose long walkouts have stunted growth. The previous liberation movement also faces increasing frustration in the thousands still trapped in grinding poverty, as the African National Congress got a genuine 62 percent in South Africa’s fifth article-apartheid elections. “This requirement allows us the greenlight to promote job creation and comprehensive economic development and also to apply the National Development Plan,” Zuma stated in his acceptance speech, talking about a professional-enterprise system used from the ANC in 2012. He’s generally likely to today employ a technocrat case within an effort handle 25 percent unemployment and to regenerate the economy. Zuma suggested this week the ANC had a need to have a more pro-business position, blaming the [...]