South Africa: ANC to decide on fate of Jacob Zuma

Zuma woes: Unapologetic wife hits back

Maumela said that they have written to the NEC pleading that Zuma be removed immediately, as well as calling on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to not be threatened or ashamed to take authority and lead.

Maimane lambasted Zuma for holding the ANC and South Africa to ransom by refusing to leave.

Ramaphosa hinted that the ANC was not successful in negotiating a graceful exit deal with Zuma and that the NEC meeting will recall him tomorrow.

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa said if the ANC's NEC did not get rid of Zuma on Monday, opposition parties will again push for a parliamentary no-confidence vote to be conducted ahead of the scheduled date.

"We know you want closure - we will be doing so keeping our eyes on what is in the interests of all our people", Ramaphosa said to loud applause on Sunday.

"We all know and anticipate that they are dealing with the current issue that is facing our country", Faiez Jacobs, the party's provincial secretary, told eNCA television.

That was the views from leading political analysts yesterday regarding the impasse in Zuma's impending ousting.

The so-called "top six" leaders of the ANC canceled planned events and cleared their schedules for the weekend meeting, leaving lesser government and party officials scrambling to answer questions in their sudden absence. "If they fail to do so, they will have surrendered the initiative".

Ramaphosa, a 65-year-old lawyer and one of the richest black South Africans, has pledged to revive the flagging economy and clamp down on the corruption that has become synonymous with the Zuma era.

Kamal Haasan: All Is Not Well With Tamil Nadu
Earlier, in his key note address , Hasaan rued that there is status quo and mediocrity in Tamil Nadu. The film actor quoted Mahatma Gandhi's idea of a self-reliant and self-sustainable village.

Conference on Iraq's reconstruction begins in Kuwait
Iraq has published a list of some 157 projects for which it is seeking private investments at the conference, which some 1,900 delegates representing foreign governments, private firms and NGOs have registered to attend.

Over 55s flock to Facebook as teenagers leave in droves for Snapchat
Facebook's problem is due to SNapchat , which has doubled its take-up rate among social site users to 43%. Zuckerberg has pledged to spend this year "making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent".

The BBC's Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding says the NEC is likely to ask Mr Zuma to step down.A similar NEC meeting was called off last week after direct talks between Mr Zuma and Mr Ramaphosa, who is the deputy president as well as the new leader of the party.

"President Zuma must be playing out what he perceives to be differences between those who support him and those who support Cyril Ramaphosa knowing that the margin is not so big".

His speech marked the 28th anniversary of the address Mandela gave in the same location after being released from prison in 1990.

If the motion were held and a majority of legislators voted against Zuma, the entire Cabinet would also have to resign, dashing Ramaphosa's hopes of a carefully managed transition.

Although the details of the negotiations remain shrouded in secrecy, it has been reported that Zuma demanded state-sponsored legal representation if he appears in court on corruption charges and increased security for his family.

The ANC has insisted there will be no delay to the budget, which is on Feb 21.

Mr Zuma's presidency has - at most - 14 months left to run.

In 2008, the party pushed out then-president Thabo Mbeki over allegations of abuse of power.

Related News:



Most liked

Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
A delegation from North Korea marched into the stadium with athletes from South Korea. They entered behind a white flag emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula.

The Houston Rockets will sign Joe Johnson after buyout
Tucker and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute have all season for the Rockets ", Tim Cato wrote in his column for SB Nation . Johnson had played a minor role off the bench for the Jazz this season, averaging 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds.

Second White House aide quits amid domestic abuse allegations
Still, Conway dismissed the notion that the more than dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual assault deserve due process. Trump has reportedly been furious over the fallout from the scandal, leading to the speculation over Kelly's job security.

Gophers complete weekend sweep of Badgers
In order to close out games going forward, MI will need to perform in a similar fashion at the line as they did today. Wisconsin: The Badgers trailed at home by at least 19 points at the half for the third time this season.

During Opening Ceremonies, Pyeongchang Organizing Committee computer servers hacked
Seating plans shown on South Korean television just minutes earlier had Pence sitting to Moon's left, directly opposite Kim. But North Korea's record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind.

A Recyclable Self-Healing Electronic Skin Has Been Developed
The polyimine has been laced with silver nanoparticles to provide better mechanical strength, chemical stability and electrical conductivity.

Microsoft (MSFT) PT Raised to $115.00 at Citigroup
Paul Reeder increased its stake in Ehealth Inc (EHTH) by 501.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock has a market cap of $705,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 59.99, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.06.

Sonakshi Sinha, Salman Khan to reunite before Dabangg 3?
With Valentine's Day around the corner, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha have a special treat for the audience. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Salman has shot with Sonakshi for a song that features in the film.

Over 2200 Filipinos in Kuwait want to leave: minister
Photo Filipino workers just back from Kuwait filled out paperwork on Monday at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It is the flag carrier's privilege to be of service to those in need.

Mulvaney says Trump budget will have money for wall
The U.S. government spends more money than it brings in through revenue, a gap known as the budget deficit. Again, this plan puts a much greater burden on local taxpayers and users.

North Korean ski coach: It's an 'honor' to compete in Olympics
US Vice President Mike Pence , sitting a few seats away in the same VIP booth, looked stony faced as the scene unfolded. Kim Jong-un's invitation to Moon raises prospects for the first inter-Korean summit in more than 10 years.

Winter Olympics 2018: North and South Korea march together
The agreement was seen as a breakthrough given the Koreas had not marched together at an Olympics for more than 12 years. At South Korea's Blue House, the sister of the North Korean leader left a warm message.

'Stupid' - Antonio Conte sends out a warning to Chelsea hierarchy
Antonio Conte relied on a core of players to get the west London side over the line in the title race last season. "I think that I'm the type of coach who, if I have a player who is [a] six, I bring him to an eight", he added.

Teenage star Chloe Kim shines in halfpipe qualifying in PyeongChang
Competitive snowboarding is a young person's sport , Jong Jin tells her, and getting an education is important. As such a young snowboarder, Kim's Olympic future is bright, even looking beyond PyeongChang.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
To start the game, George came guns blazing and made six of his first seven shots to finish with 16 points in the opening quarter. Unlike the Lakers' chant, George fully acknowledged that he heard the cheers, according to ESPN's Royce Young .