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amnestyinternationalTimeslive reports that rights group Amnesty International has called on the new South African administration to demonstrate greater respect for justice.  

“During Jacob Zuma’s presidency South Africa was blighted by serious human rights violations.  His successor must do everything within his or her power to ensure that the state redresses this as a priority‚” said Shenilla Mohamed‚ executive director of Amnesty SA.  Mohamed went on to note:  “Under Jacob Zuma’s leadership‚ we’ve seen a failure to ensure access to justice for victims of a range of human rights violations.  For example‚ almost six years after 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana were killed by police‚ there has been no justice for victims or their families.”  She also pointed out that journalists who stood up for editorial integrity at the SA Broadcasting Corporation were harassed and intimidated.  Zuma announced his resignation on Wednesday during a televised address.  Mohamed said she hoped that was the end of an era.

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