SOUTH AFRICA

Written by on February 3, 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa’s parliament has scheduled a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma for February 22.

The parliament’s speaker made the announcement today, following a request from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party.

Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes during his scandal-plagued presidency, but the calls for him to step down have reportedly grown louder since he was replaced as leader of the ruling African National Congress party in December.
Top African National Congress officials including the party’s new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, have been discussing options for Zuma’s departure.

Zuma is expected to meet the party’s top six officials this weekend, but the agenda of the meeting has not been disclosed.

The 75-year-old president is currently battling a string of corruption allegations and Ramaphosa has in recent weeks pledged to make tackling graft, one of his top priorities.


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