Zuma says there is no reason for him to resign

President Jacob Zuma has revealed in an interview with the SABC there is no compelling reason for him to resign and he is open to negotiation.

Zuma broke his silence this afternoon after the ANC’s National Executive Committee decided to recall him. In the interview he said he never defined the leadership of the ANC.
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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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Guptas plan to strike deal with Hawks – will Duduzane Zuma do the same?

The embattled Gupta family is hoping to strike a deal with the Hawks this morning. This follows the Hawks raid on the Gupta family’s Saxonwold compound in Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning.

News of the planned deals‚ which will see their lawyers meeting with the Hawks today‚ follows reports that President Jacob Zuma’s son and Gupta business associate‚ Duduzane Zuma‚ is to hand himself over‚ with his lawyers‚ to the Hawks today.
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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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Zuma recall not worth paper it’s written on, says DA

Cape Town – The letter of recall delivered to President Jacob Zuma by the African National Congress (ANC), the party which deployed him to his post as head of State, is not worth the paper it’s written on, the country’s biggest opposition party said on Tuesday.

“This recall is an internal ANC resolution, and nothing more. It has no effect on Jacob Zuma’s current status as President of the Republic, and can be simply ignored by Zuma. Unless he [Zuma] tenders his resignation, this recall is not worth the paper it is printed on,” said Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane in a statement shortly after the ANC announced its decision to recall Zuma.
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How does Zumas recall work?

Cape Town – The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule announced on Tuesday.

Magashule said that it had communicated a decision to recall Zuma as the country’s head of state, but he has not yet responded.
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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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ANC resolves to recall Jacob Zuma

Following a special NEC meeting on Monday, the ANC has resolved to recall Jacob Zuma as state President.

JOHANNESBURG – Following a lengthy special meeting lasting almost 13 hours, the African National Congress’s (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to recall Jacob Zuma from the Union Buildings.
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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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Zuma holding ANC and South Africa hostage?

President Jacob Zuma can not hold the ANC and the whole of South Africa hostage, by insisting that his legal costs be paid and that he will be given a possible pardon against prosecution, says Dr. Pieter Groenewald, leader of the FF Plus.

Dr. Groenewald says Cyril Ramaphosa, president of the ANC, is currently losing his coup over the ANC and has missed a golden opportunity when the meeting of the ANC National Executive Committee (NUC) was suspended last Wednesday.
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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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