Breaking News: Zuma has finally resigned

President Jacob Zuma has finally resigned, thereby avoiding a motion of no confidence in him which was planned for Parliament this afternoon.

He said during a live television address at the Union Buildings in Pretoria last night that although he steps aside, he doesn’t agree with the decision of the ANC which forced him to do so. Zuma says he doesn’t fear a no-confidence motion or impeachment since they are the lawful mechanisms for South Africans to remove their president. He added that he came to the decision to resign following his recall by the ANC’s National Executive Committee and speculation about his future as president.
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ANC caucus prepares to remove Zuma from office

The ANC caucus in Parliament will meet on Wednesday to discuss a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in case he refuses to step down in line with the ANC’s instruction.

The Mail & Guardian reported on Tuesday that the ANC NEC resolved that it would table its own motion of no confidence if Zuma failed to heed its call to resign.

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Mantashe: Zuma must resign or be devoured by vultures

ANC National chairman Gwede Mantashe says if president Jacob Zuma does not resign, the ANC will be left no choice but to let him be “fried” by “vultures” through a vote of no confidence in parliament.

ANC National chairman Gwede Mantashe was in Butterworth addressing ANC supporters in Msobomvu as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.
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‘Tomorrow the president will respond’ – Magashule

The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has not set an official deadline for President Jacob Zuma to respond to their decision to recall him, but the party expects him to reply on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow the president will respond,” Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secretary general, said on Tuesday.

Magashule was answering questions during a press briefing on the NEC outcomes after a 13-hour meeting yesterday where the ANC’s highest decision body decided to fire Zuma.
“Tomorrow the president will respond,” Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secretary general, said on Tuesday.
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It’s a no from Zuma as ANC NEC fumbles

The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has reportedly resolved to recall President Jacob Zuma at its meeting in Irene on Monday.

This follows Zuma’s refusal to step down following the NEC’s declining to grant him a three-month “notice period”.
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Mbete turns down EFF to table motion of no confidence earlier

Parliament – Speaker Baleka Mbete on Monday turned down a request by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to bring forward the debate on their latest motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma as he resists pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to resign.
“The Speaker has responded in the negative,” an opposition source said.
Mbete had scheduled the vote on the motion for the February 22, the day after the government is due to table the national budget for 2018.
But the EFF asked for it to take place earlier after a week of talks between Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to bring the embattled president to resign.
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Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane to appear before portfolio committee

The parliament’s Portfolio Committee of Justice and Correctional Services called on the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to appear before them regarding controversial statements she made in public.

It is also claimed that her office has suppressed or hidden evidence in certain investigations.
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Don’t give in to Zuma’s ‘demands’ in exit talk— DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it was an insult to South Africans that President Jacob Zuma, according to reports, demanded a host of conditions as part of his removal of president.

The DA’s federal council chairperson James Selfe said on Sunday it was unthinkable and an insult to South Africans should he be granted his wishes after breaking his oath of office and disrespecting the constitution.
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Top ANC leaders will meet on Monday to “finalise” the departure of embattled President Jacob Zuma after party chief Cyril Ramaphosa promised to bring “closure” to the crises.

Ramaphosa said at a party rally in Cape Town on Sunday he wanted to replace “a period of difficulty, disunity and discord” with “a new beginning” for the party.

“We know you want this matter to be finalised,” he said to rapturous cheering, vowing to tackle the corruption that has tarnished Zuma’s government.
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MPs Demand Privately Owned Dams Be Nationalised

Members of Parliament have called for private-owned dams in the country to be transferred to the Department of Water and Sanitation.

This comes after acting chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on water and sanitation Hlomane Chauke alerted the committee that out of 4000 dams, only 350 were owned by the government.
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Zuma goes down laughing— at us

On Wednesday morning, Baleka Mbete was asked in an eNCA interview how President Jacob Zuma “seemed” when she broke the news to him that he would not be permitted to address the House.

“He looked like the ordinary Jacob Zuma,” she responded, “always ready to laugh at life.”

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How Zuma’s Exit May Unfold

It seems a matter of “when” and “how” and not “if” Jacob Zuma will step down.

With ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and other members of the top six reportedly frustrated by their efforts to get Msholozi to step down gracefully,these are the options available to them.

Vote of no confidence
Zuma’s enemies have previously sought to topple him with parliamentary votes of no confidence.
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DA Calls For Motion Of No Confidence To Move Forward

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says South Afrika cannot expected to sit around and wait with no political certenty.

CAPE TOWN – There are growing calls for a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma scheduled for later this month to be brought forward if he refuses to step down.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that South Africans cannot be expected to sit around and wait with no political certainty.
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State speech postponed, beginning of Zuma’s end?

The so-called state-of-the-nation speech that would take place on Thursday has been delayed by at least a week.

Heads of State ,Jacob Zuma refused to resign after the top ANC members requested him to do so on Sunday.
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