Jacob Zuma's Exit From South Africa Presidency to Be Finalized Monday

South African President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are seen attending Cabinet Committee meetings in this government handout

That is one of the most despicable things to hear at this time and age. A Council Expert's Brief will soon appear on the resignation.

"It brings hope that there is a new venture we are getting into".

Nzuza said they would tell the NEC meeting that the party should manage the transition instead of ousting Zuma. When the NEC is not sitting, party affairs are in the hands of the National Working Committee (NWC).

In 1997, he became the deputy president of the ruling ANC, and was then named as South Africa's deputy president in 1999. It normally handles day-to-day party business.

The ANC caucus in Parliament will also meet tomorrow to discuss the postponement of the State of the Nation Address (Sona) and its implications. Considering Mr. Ramaphosa has ruled out granting his erstwhile principal a "get out of jail free" card, especially as he may not necessarily have the power to do so, it begs the question of what is really responsible for the protracted exit process. The latter would also force Zuma to lose his pension and other emoluments of office. Why not just recall him and go ahead with SONA on February 8, some wondered.

"Zuma is a fighter to the end and is refusing to resign, while Ramaphosa doesn't want to be divisive".

"This mediation can not continue", said Refiloe Nt'sekhe, a spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance, the biggest opposition party. Additionally, he does not yet have the full command of the ANC party structure. "It is not done behind closed doors at Luthuli House", declared Mmusi Maimane of the opposition Democratic Alliance party.

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"We further distance ourselves from the man who claims to hold a position in the SACP who took part in the press conference", Mamabolo said. Shortly afterwards, Malema tweets, "He [Zuma] will resign anytime from now".

There was much more to Ramaphosa's chat with the caucus than that as this is a key grouping in the saga of Zuma's exit.

Ramaphosa thanked South Africans for their patience in recent days after attending a church service at Cape Town's Anglican St George's Cathedral on Sunday morning, looking relaxed and allowing parents to take pictures of their children with him.

The interests of people must be put first, not the interests of individuals, said Ramaphosa. In a joint statement, opposition parties complain that the country "cannot grind to a halt to allow for a compromised ANC to fight their internal battles". Ramaphosa also led South Africa's delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month, mixing with heads of state and trying to assure investors that the country is emerging from the turmoil that briefly sent it into recession past year.

The rand was expected to test R11/$ if the matter were resolved and Zuma's reign ended, said TreasuryOne currency dealer Gerard van der Westhuizen.

That is why Top Six members who had been scheduled to visit various communities and institutions in Cape Town to mobilise at the weekend for the Mandela Centenary launch at the Grand Parade yesterday had to cancel, and to return to the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House in Johannesburg.

"We are confident when (Zuma and Ramaphosa) finish they'll give South Africa a positive way forward", Environment Minister Edna Molewa said Saturday. This contradicts Ramaphosa's comments that the issue would be resolved in a "matter of days".

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