•   
  •   
  •   

World South Africa's ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday

17:46  14 february  2018
17:46  14 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

S. Africa's Ramaphosa says in direct discussions with Zuma over transition

  S. Africa's Ramaphosa says in direct discussions with Zuma over transition South Africa's African National Congress party leader Cyril Ramaphosa said he is holding direct talks with President Jacob Zuma over a transition.Zuma, in power since 2009 and beset by corruption allegations, has been in a weakened position since Deputy President Ramaphosa replaced him as ANC leader in December. Ramaphosa has talked of a transition of power since he took over as leader of the ANC.

South Africa ' s ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. Zuma , breaking his silence, told the state broadcaster that his treatment was "unfair."

South Africa ' s ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. Zuma , breaking his silence, told the state broadcaster that his treatment was "unfair."

Video by Bloomberg

South Africa's deputy president poised to replace Zuma

  South Africa's deputy president poised to replace Zuma South African President Jacob Zuma's exit from power because of scandals appeared to be getting closer on Wednesday.Load Error

Home » Africa News » South Africa ' s ruling party … Separately, Zuma could face corruption charges tied to an arms deal two decades ago. In another scandal, South Africa ’ s top court ruled in 2016 that Zuma violated the constitution following an investigation of The ANC said it wants Zuma to be replaced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was elected party leader in December and

CAPE TOWN — South Africa ’ s embattled president, Jacob Zuma , resigned on Wednesday, putting an end to a period of scandal and mismanagement that threatened to destroy the party of Nelson Mandela. Zuma ’ s resignation leaves his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, as the country’ s acting leader

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country. 

Zuma, breaking his silence, told the state broadcaster that his treatment was "unfair."

African National Congress leaders said they want parliament to vote on a motion of no confidence against Zuma on Thursday and replace him right away with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa if the president refuses on Wednesday to step aside.

As the nation awaited word on whether he would obey the ruling party's order to leave office, Zuma appeared in a live interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation and insisted that party leaders had not told him why he needed to resign.

Secrecy on president's exit bad for South Africa, group says

  Secrecy on president's exit bad for South Africa, group says An anti-corruption group in South Africa is criticizing what it calls a "veil of secrecy" around talks aimed at securing the removal from power of President Jacob Zuma. Save South Africa, a non-governmental group that has campaigned for Zuma's resignation because of corruption allegations, is expressing concern about negotiations between the president and deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, who said Wednesday that he anticipates a "speedy resolution" to the discussions about a transition of power.

South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said Tuesday, finally disowning a leader discredited by corruption scandals.

esigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling The ruling party had said it would vote him out on Thursday . ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said before Zuma announced his resignation that Ramaphosa could be sworn in as new head of state as South Africa ' s President Jacob Zuma speaks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa

"I need to be furnished on what I've done," Zuma said. "What is this hurry?"

He said he wasn't refusing to step aside but preferred "after June." The president's tenure has been marred by corruption scandals and the party wants him to end his second five-year term early so that it can shore up support ahead of 2019 elections. The ANC will act if Zuma does not respond by the end of Wednesday, said Paul Mashatile, the party's treasurer general.

"We can no longer keep South Africa waiting," Mashatile said.

In this frame-grab from South African Broadcasting Corporation state-run television, President Jacob Zuma is interviewed on Wednesday. © SABC via AP In this frame-grab from South African Broadcasting Corporation state-run television, President Jacob Zuma is interviewed on Wednesday. Ramaphosa, who was elected as the ANC's new leader in December, has said the government will do more to fight the corruption that has hurt the reputation of the ANC, which has led South Africa since the end of white minority rule in 1994. An opposition-sponsored motion of no confidence in Zuma had been scheduled for Feb. 22, but opposition parties wanted the date to be moved to this week.

Also Wednesday, an elite police unit raided the compound of the Gupta business family, which is suspected of using its connections to Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and win state contracts and has been a flashpoint for national anger over corruption in state enterprises. Both the Guptas and Zuma say they've done nothing wrong.

Several people were arrested in operations at various addresses, South African media reported.


South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation .
South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa was preparing to give his first state of the nation address Friday to a country with high expectations as he vows to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor. Load Error Ramaphosa, elected by jubilant ruling party lawmakers on Thursday, returns to parliament in the evening to deliver the speech amid speculation that he might reshuffle his Cabinet to remove ministers associated with alleged graft at state-owned enterprises under Jacob Zuma.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!