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South Africa finally shows Zuma the door

International | Country’s new president credited with driving negotiations that ended apartheid
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/16/18, 12:27 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Jacob Zuma, who once said his party would govern South Africa until Jesus returns, bowed to pressure within the African National Congress (ANC), resigning the presidency Wednesday as the ANC prepared to side with opposition parties to support his impeachment.

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South Africa elects new president

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/18, 11:35 am

The South African Parliament on Thursday elected Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new leader after former President Jacob Zuma resigned late Wednesday. Ramaphosa will serve as president until the next election in 2019. Opposition parties walked out of the vote, leaving Ramaphosa as the only candidate. The opposition asked Parliament to dissolve the National Assembly and hold early elections, but the ruling African National Congress party holds a majority in the 400-member legislative body.

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South African president resigns

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/14/18, 04:24 pm

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned Wednesday under pressure from politicians within his own party. The African National Congress (ANC), once the party of Nelson Mandela, called for Zuma to step down amid sweeping accusations of corruption. Earlier in the day, police raided the home of a family suspected of abusing its ties to Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and state contracts. The president said in a speech Wednesday he agreed to leave office immediately.

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