Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

S/Africa: ANC body must act decisively on Zuma's future - Veterans

S/Africa: ANC body must act decisively on Zuma's future - Veterans

The 75-year-old president has faced and denied numerous corruption allegations since taking office in 2009 and has survived several votes of no-confidence in parliament.

The Constitutional Court had ruled almost two weeks ago that MPs failed to hold Zuma accountable for the millions in public money used to upgrade his personal residence.

Magashule said that there was only one item on the agenda, namely ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa's speech, celebrating the ANC's 106th birthday.

"The allegations that the state has been wrestled out of the hands of its real owner' the people of South Africa' is of paramount importance and are therefore deserving of finality and certainty'" Zuma said in a statement yesterday.

ABC News reported that the president in a statement has said that "on the eve of a high-level ruling party meeting where his fate is a certain topic of discussion, any further delay will make the public doubt the government's resolve to fight graft".


"Yet‚ despite all of Zuma's indiscretions‚ Ramaphosa has failed to recall him showing that the ANC will not self-correct and that we can only expect more of the same‚" Van Damme asserted.

Chief Justice Mogoeng has chosen his deputy, Ray Zondo, to head the inquiry, Mr Zuma said. But the priority was not "alienating his KwaZulu-Natal support base".

Mr Zuma has been accused of conspiring with a wealthy business family, the Guptas, to control lucrative state contracts.

A former labor-union activist, businessman and lead negotiator in talks to end apartheid in the 1990s, Ramaphosa may be playing a long game in his bid to remove Zuma.

Transform RSA was demanding "an unequivocal and unconditional undertaking" by the party and its NEC, allies and partners that there would be no intention to discuss or decide on removing Zuma from office.

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