Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

African National Congress to decide Zuma's future

African National Congress to decide Zuma's future

"The REC would like to appeal to the NEC members to speak in unison on this matter and manage contradictory statements that cause confusion in the rank and file and society at large."The more the matter is prolonged, the more the people of South Africa are losing hope in the ANC and opportunistic elements occupy the space, exclusively to topple the ANC from power".

"It brings hope that there is a new venture we are getting into". Here's a timeline of the key events.

With the nuclear option of impeachment having been openly broached by Ramaphosa in a fashion certain to get back to Zuma, it seemed as the weekend began that the president was no longer negotiating to stay on in power but rather around what he could expect once he resigned.

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

At the same time, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the SARB, will issue a new ZAR5 circulation coin celebrating Mandela's birth centenary. Ramaphosa would become president, in accordance with the constitution.

"He must be prosecuted and, if found guilty, be locked up for his crimes", the Democratic Alliance said. He was charged in 2007.

South Africa's political impasse deepened on Friday with no resolution to extended talks over President Jacob Zuma's expected departure from office after his own party called for him to resign.

Analysts believe the committee will call for Zuma's resignation.

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An anti-corruption body found he had spent $23m (£15m) on his rural home in Nkandla in the KwaZulu-Natal province, adding a swimming pool and amphitheatre. Mr Zuma lodged an appeal, but lost it.

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And there are numerous possible charges that look likely to arise from a court-ordered inquiry into the "state capture" and influence-peddling that have developed under Zuma's rule.

The group said they planned a national shutdown today to demand the removal of the country's president.

Judge Dunstan Mlambo described Mr Zuma's attempt to challenge the rulings as "ill-advised" and an abuse of the judicial process.

Zuma's presidency has been marred by corruption scandals, slow economic growth and record unemployment that have fuelled public anger in sharp contrast to national optimism after Mandela's release.

The Guptas and Zuma have denied any wrongdoing.

In the race to succeed Mr Zuma after 10 years as head of the ANC, .

Earlier, African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa said talk of an exit plan between himself and the president of the republic are in the final phase.

And there is evidence that Ramaphosa's promise to clean up corruption is being fulfilled. He can't run again - South Africa has a two-term limit - and the next elections are scheduled for April 2019. "We leave this church well armed with the good blessings and as the leadership of the ANC we have been well empowered as we move ahead. and as we manage this transition", Ramaphosa told reporters.

The NEC will hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the country awaits word on whether Zuma will resign.

Nelson Mandela's Speech, made on the stairs of the Cape Town City Hall, opposite the Grand Parade and a stones throw from the Castle. "This is not fair to South Africans".

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