South Africa's ANC postpones decision on Zuma's fate

07 February, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Alleged corruption leads point to Zuma & friends

Earlier Tuesday, ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, who was introducing the new ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe, told reporters in Johannesburg that a binding collective decision will be made by the NEC on the fate of Zuma at a meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Opposition parties and some in the ANC want Zuma to go before his state of the nation address to parliament, scheduled for Thursday.

On Monday, the ANC's National Working Committee, meeting in Johannesburg, was holding talks that could force Zuma to leave.

"[Zuma's future] was discussed at a great deal of length".

"We are not going to discuss the outcome with you because we don't know what the outcome will be, " she said.

India coach Rahul Dravid says the IPL auction week was stressful
The whole planning and preparation that has gone into, not necessarily for this World Cup, but in developing these players. They are the ones who stand up in such pressure games, they are the ones who stood up & showed maturity.

"I hope the African National Congress leadership as they are meeting tomorrow (Sunday), they will be able to sort things and we don't have to give the reason and the space for other people to decide on our behalf".

He was already replaced as ANC party chief in December by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is seen as Zuma's political heir apparent.

The league said Zuma's continued stay as president of the country has negative consequences for the ANC and the country ahead of the national elections next year.

Zuma (75) is battling several corruption allegations. The meetings of Cabinet Committees take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to process matters that will be taken to Cabinet.

The ANC was the main anti-apartheid movement for decades and has led South Africa since the end of white minority rule in 1994, but its moral stature has diminished because of concerns about Zuma and wider problems of corruption and mismanagement.

Bitcoin continues its downhill slide, dropping below $7K
The move was followed by the same decision from American giants Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup. Threats from China and India The digital currency world has been plagued by a string of worrying headlines.

And despite the attacks on him, Mr Zuma still enjoys support within the party, particularly among rural members and within his own Zulu community.

"He said he did everything he was told to do - paid back the money [for Nkandla security upgrades]...and that if they came to a conclusion that he is a problem...then they should fire him".

The announcement follows a meeting of the chief whips of political parties in parliament Tuesday and a series of high-level ANC meetings to decide the fate of Zuma, who has been at South Africa's helm for almost a decade.

The party's NEC is split between supporters of Ramaphosa and Zuma. Critics questioned the legality of Mbeki's removal; the South African constitution only says parliament can remove the president through impeachment or a motion of no confidence.

Zverev Beats Kyrgios To Lead Germany Into QFs
Kyrgios appeared to be struggling with a right elbow ailment, taking a time-out for treatment while leading 4-3 in the second set. Kyrgios - who had won six of his past seven rubbers - now has a 9-6 Cup singles record while Zverev improved his tally to 3-4.



Snow hits roads in south-east England as United Kingdom braces for bitter spell
Temperatures will dip further on Tuesday night - and could sink as low as -11C in parts of Scotland and northern England. Mr Burkill added: "The cold weather is likely to return as we go towards the weekend".

Snap Revenue Surges 72% on User Growth, Advertising Gains
The business had revenue of $207.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $236.71 million. Spiegel said early feedback shows the redesign makes the app easier to user, "especially for older users".

Who would you pick in a combined France-Ireland XV
Because I can't deal with the "Ja, that's what happens when you play an inexperienced flyhalf" comments if he doesn't... The match is being officiated by Nigel Owens , the Welshman who refereed the 2015 World Cup final.

4 magnitude natural disaster strikes off Taiwan, toppling at least 4 buildings
Officials from Hualien fire department said 28 people had been rescued from the hotel and a residential building. Taiwanese media reported that a separate hotel known as the Beautiful Life Hotel is tilting.

Google Activates Pixel Visual Core For Pixel 2 Phones, Third-Party Apps
We wanted to make sure we improved on all aspects - not only image quality, but performance and power. The custom SoC is built by Google and allows for faster, low-power image processing.

Cell phones cause tumors in rats, says new research
Members of the NTP have scheduled to have experts who didn't contribute to this study review the data in March. To make his point, he pointed out in a later interview, "I am actually holding my cellphone up to my ear".

Health department offering free flu shots in Hampton
The heavy flu season has also put a strain in places on some medical supplies, including IV bags, and flu medicine. The district says the flu vaccine is your best way to protect yourself and people around you from the flu.

Justin Timberlake doesn't want son to play football
I think Vegas has a lot of odds on it. "It's gonna be a lot of fun". "I like to make dance music, so I hope everyone is dancing". Timberlake's response: "Go Pack, go".

All smiles in England Six Nations camp
Italy's ongoing endeavour was rewarded when Mattia Bellini touched down after England were exposed out wide for a second time. Italy thought they had hit back with a try from Boni but his score was ruled out on video review for a forward pass by Allan.

The last ten minutes of Liverpool v Spurs was absolutely mental
But obviously I can't change anything. "He (the assistant referee) wanted to be middle of interest and he is". He added: "It was a fantastic goal - it was the plan, no!"