South Africa's Freedom Day protest held against Zuma

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23 years ago on April 27, history was made in South Africa.

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People of all races were allowed to elect a democratic government whereas previously only white South Africans were permitted to vote.

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Despite these achievements, South Africa still has many challenges to overcome, said the party.

Cosatu's biggest affiliate Nehawu has written to the federation, demanding that President Jacob Zuma be replaced as main speaker at its May Day celebrations.

"India and South Africa share common values and strong historical linkages that form the bedrock of our close friendship".

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"Let me reiterate that by radical economic transformation, we mean fundamental change in the structure, systems, institutions and patterns of ownership, management and control of the economy in favor of all South Africans, especially the poor, the majority of whom are African and female", Zuma noted. "As South Africans mark this day we should give pause for reflection on the role each and every South African must play in advancing this vision", it said in a statement.

While axed as finance minister, Gordhan remains member of parliament for the African National Congress (ANC).

Freedom comes with responsibility, he stressed.

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The African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday that Freedom Day was about assessing the work that still needed to be done to build a national democratic society.

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