South Africa in limbo as Zuma, deputy discuss possible exit

Africa Jacob Zuma attends the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress at the N

Africa Jacob Zuma attends the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress at the N

She called him by his clan names before warning that "all hell is about to break loose" as his African National Congress party leadership successor Cyril Ramaphosa continues to map out a smooth transition for Zuma to leave office as soon as possible.

"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.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that he was in talks with Zuma about his future as the president of the country.

"He was emphatic that he could not engage in anything unlawful, or engage with Zuma on anything that is not within the jurisdiction of the executive", a member of parliament told News24.

The top six leaders of the ANC will be meeting on Saturday to discuss the exit of President Jacob Zuma and the transition process. The speaker of parliament said Zuma would not give the state of the nation address as previously scheduled on Thursday, in a sign of the president's waning influence.

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Zuma had been due to officiate at a diplomatic awards ceremony in Cape Town on Saturday, according to his office, but that event has been postponed.

As other users commented on the picture, she responded and said "Kuzoshuba ungalwi nomuntu ongalwi nawe", which loosely translated means: "It's going get rough, don't fight with someone who is not fighting you".

Professor André Duvenhage, from North West University, said the former Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma group was repositioning itself on Ramaphosa's side as it eyed deployments in his administration. Another major scandal involves the president's links to alleged corruption in state enterprises during his tenure.

Zuma, in power since 2009 and battling corruption allegations, has been living on borrowed time since Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling party in December. Ramaphosa, a 65-year-old lawyer and one of the richest black South Africans, has pledged to revive the flagging economy and clamp down on the corruption that has become synonymous with the Zuma era. "We can't hold our breath for too long".

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