Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify

Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify

Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify

"Zuma is increasingly isolated but the ANC's apparent reluctance to resort to parliamentary procedures to get rid of him and rather negotiate his exit appears to be playing into his hands", said Mike Davies, the founder of political-advisory company Kigoda Consulting.

South Africans on Sunday celebrated 28 years since late President Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving 27 years for opposing white-minority rule. "It is important that we manage the discussions now underway with care and goal, ensuring that we put the interests of South Africa first".

Speculation that Zuma's departure is imminent was fueled when Parliament postponed the annual state-of-the-nation address on Tuesday, two days before Zuma was to deliver it. Ramaphosa has said talks about a transition of power should conclude in a matter of days.

Just before Ramaphosa dealt with the "transition", he promised a "relentless war on corruption", which the crowd received with applause.

The ANC national executive committee (NEC), which is the highest decision-making body in the party, was due to take a final decision on Zuma's future on Wednesday, but Ramaphosa dramatically cancelled the NEC meeting this week after what he called a "constructive and fruitful" meeting with Zuma on Tuesday.

"As the leadership of the African National Congress, we are now engaged in discussions around the transition to a new administration and specifically to resolve the issues of the position of the President of the Republic". Critics have expressed concern that Zuma may be requesting immunity from prosecution in exchange for his resignation.

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Vonn confirmed she felt "really good", but added: "It's not really about me or my career, it's about my grandfather". Most of the time. "I figured for the press conference, a mask probably wasn't appropriate", she said with a laugh.

"There is no disagreement about where we want to go (on Zuma) but the tactics on how to do that is the responsibility of leadership", Mantashe told the rally.

"There are so many people who depend on Zuma to stay in their jobs that they are putting self interest ahead of the party's".

In his speech, the deputy president said the government will wage a "relentless war against corruption and mismanagement of the resources of our country" and that the justice system will punish the guilty. "That we will make sure of".

She also cautions against "picking a fight with someone who is not fighting you". Denis Goldberg was imprisoned in Pretoria.

On Sunday, Ramaphosa shone on stage under a warm Cape Town summer's day, however, all eyes will now be on the ANC NEC which meets on Monday to finalise Zuma's exit.

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