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Cops probe abuse allegations at Oprah school

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South African police are investigating alleged abuses at billionaire United States television magnate Oprah Winfrey's all-girl leadership academy, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday. Rapport newspaper has reported a matron at the school allegedly fondled one of the pupils, and grabbed a girl by the throat and threw her against a wall.

Ramaphosa's the man, says Kader Asmal

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Senior African National Congress (ANC) member Kader Asmal on Monday called on hundreds of the ruling party's influential branches to back business tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa as the next president of the ruling party and the country. Ramaphosa has said he has no interest in becoming South Africa's next president.

Burundi rebels to rejoin truce team

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Burundi rebels will rejoin a truce-monitoring team they quit in July, the facilitator, South African Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula, said on Monday, boosting efforts to bring a lasting end to a decade of conflict. "The stalled Burundi peace process will be resumed on Saturday October 20," Nqakula told a news conference.

Vavi predicts union backing for Zuma

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The head of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Wednesday the union federation is likely to name controversial politician Jacob Zuma as its candidate to head the ruling African National Congress. "I must say that he has become a very important symbol among workers," Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said.