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South Africa: ANC prepares Zuma no-confidence vote

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    The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party has requested Zuma to resign as head of state [Nic Bothma/EPA]

    South Africa’s ruling ANC party will table a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, following the president’s refusal to resign after the party asked him to step down.

    Wednesday’s decision of the African National Congress to push ahead with the vote comes amid high drama in which police in Johannesburg raided a luxury home of the Gupta family, an Indian immigrant businessmen family that lies at the heart of corruption allegations levelled at Zuma.

    On Tuesday, the ANC asked Zuma to resign.

    ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile told a media briefing on Wednesday that the party is starting “a new era”.

    The conference of ANC (in December) has created new hope. Our people want to see change. We want to go with renewal,” Mashatile said, adding that the deadline given to Zuma would expire on Wednesday night.

    If Zuma resigns, the cabinet would stay, but should he be removed via a no-confidence vote, the entire cabinet would have to be removed, the ANC treasurer general said.

    Zuma is expected to issue a statement later on Wednesday.

    View the original article: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/south-africa-anc-prepares-zuma-confidence-vote-180214110837410.html

    The ANC said parliament could elect the country’s new president as soon as Thursday if Zuma goes.

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