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

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

Zimbabwe opposition leader back in South Africa hospital

  Zimbabwe opposition leader back in South Africa hospital Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday its leader was in a hospital in neighboring South Africa as concerns rise over the health of Morgan Tsvangirai, who has dominated the opposition for close to two decades. Spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said the former prime minister is in Johannesburg for cancer treatment. Tsvangirai in 2016 announced he had colon cancer, and he has come in South Africa for treatment in the past."I am shocked to read in the press that I am in a critical condition," his Twitter feed said Tuesday. "Of course I have cancer and not feeling too well but I am stable and the process is under control.

JOHANNESBURG /February 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — 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 “We can no longer keep South Africa waiting,” Mashatile said.

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

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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 biggest opposition party , the Democratic Alliance, said the ruling party must act against associates of Zuma who are also suspected of wrongdoing As the Gupta-linked investigation proceeds, Zuma also could face corruption charges tied to an arms deal two decades ago.

The speaker of South Africa ' s parliament wants to hold a motion of no confidence in Zuma on Thursday afternoon. saying the timing of the vote by open ballot must be agreed upon by the parliament's program committee later Wednesday. Both the ruling African National Congress party

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.

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

Both the ruling African National Congress party and opposition parties are pushing for a parliamentary vote against Zuma , who has not responded to an order from his own party to leave office. South Africa ' s ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday 3mth.

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

"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.

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