South Africa: End the confusion over Jacob Zuma’s resignation soon, opposition tells ruling AMC
South Africa’s opposition demanded on Thursday that the ruling ANC party end confusion over President Jacob Zuma’s expected departure from office, as tense transition talks continued in Cape Town.
ANC party officials met with Zuma over the weekend to request his resignation, but he refused, triggering a week of dramatic political manoeuvring.
The ANC said in a statement it was awaiting the “imminent conclusion” of negotiations between Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting.
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But the leader of the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party Mmusi Maimane warned that South Africa could not “be held in limbo while Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma… fight over the terms of Zuma’s exit”.
“We need a swift resolution to this impasse as soon as possible,” Maimane added, calling for parliament to vote in a no-confidence motion against the president on Tuesday.
Zuma, whose rule since 2009 has been dominated by graft scandals, has been under growing pressure to quit in favour of Ramaphosa, his deputy and the new African National …read more