Alliance partners welcome ANC decision on Zuma

Members of the tripartite alliance have welcomed the decision by the African National Congress’ (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) to recall President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC’s secretary general, Ace Magashule, made the announcement at a media briefing at Luthuli House on Tuesday afternoon.
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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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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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#ZumaMustGo march to Union Buildings is unlawful, warn police

Pretoria – The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) on Monday warned drivers in and around the central business district to exercise caution in the wake of an “illegal” protest march by a group calling themselves concerned members of the African National Congress (ANC) who are demanding the ouster of President Jacob Zuma.

“Tshwane Metro Police Department received a formal application from allies of the African National Congress for a national march scheduled for Monday. In respect of this march, the TMPD could not approve the march, as certain requirements of the Regulation of Gatherings Act 205 could not be submitted in due time,” spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said
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A group of ANC members plan to shutdown to pressure Zuma to quit

TSHWANE – A group of African National Congress members in Gauteng on Sunday announced a “national shutdown” to cripple Pretoria through demonstrations from Monday in a bid to put pressure on President Jacob Zuma to quit.

This is despite the Tshwane Metro police saying they did not approve its request to demonstrate.
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ANC Regime Postpones Mandela Qunu Visit, 106th Anniversary Rally AND SONA…

The State of the Nation address was not the only major event postponed this week. The ANC has also postponed its visit to Nelson Mandela’s Qunu homestead in Eastern Cape to lay wreaths at his grave this weekend.

It was agreed with family at Qunu last month that the laying of wreaths would take place on February 11‚ the day Mandela was released from  Robben Island where he served his sentence for terrorism and treason charges.

Instead‚ the ANC’s leadership will be in the Western Cape to commemorate the day.
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Ramaphosa, Zuma in final phase on negotiations around Zuma exit

Johannesburg: It’s understood that African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma are in the final phase of their negotiations around Zuma’s exit plan

The two leaders are scheduled to meet again this weekend to iron out the details of the plan.

These are said to include discussions around Zuma’s current and future legal fees as well as the security of his family.
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“Take It To The Streets”: Opposition Parties Plan To Force Zuma’s Exit

Opposition parties are discussing a joint plan to push the ANC into recalling President Jacob Zuma- including a call for their supporters to take to the streets.

The UDM’s Bantu Holomisa flighted the possibility‚ saying: “#RemoveZumaMarch. South Africans‚ let’s discuss the possibility of taking to the streets on 22 February 2018‚ the day of Zuma’s vote of no confidence in Parliament. We can’t rely on a divided ANC.”

“We must never forget that it has never been the ANC’s plan to remove Zuma‚ hence they are pussyfooting‚” said Holomisa. “In fact we should scrap the state of the nation address (Sona) altogether to avoid a double wastage. Let’s rather focus on the budget and the no confidence debate on Zuma.”
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ANNOUNCEMENT ON ZUMA EXPECTED SOON

A decision regarding Jacob Zuma’s future as president of the country is set to be announced soon This is according to African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa issued a statement stating that President Zuma’s position will be communicated further once all pertinent matters have been finalised. “The constructive process we have embarked on […]
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DA: MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ZUMA MUST BE DEBATED ON THUESDAY

Johannesburg- DA leader Mmusi Maimane is calling on the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to rechedule an urgent sitting of Parlement, on Thuesday,to allow MPs to debate and vote om the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma Mbete has scheduled the motion of no confidence in Zuma for 22 February. Maimane […]
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ZUMA’S PROTRACTED EXITS TEST RAMAPHOSA’S POWER

Less than two months after taking over the leadership of the ruling party, Cyril Ramaphosa is facing a key test of his authority: President Jacob Zuma just wont go away Zuma initially defied a decision by top leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) that he should quit, but his exit seemed imminent when parliament […]
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A ‘comfortable’ life awaits Zuma if he steps down as president

Should Jacob Zuma heed calls for him to step aside as president of the country‚ he will be entitled to his salary and most of the perks he enjoyed in office – for the rest of his life.

He would be paid his annual R2‚989‚845 salary after stepping down‚ be provided with security and an official vehicle‚ an office and a secretary and be entitled to free domestic flights on the national airline.
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