ANC Finally Fires Pres. Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma has been finally been shown the exit door by his party the African National Congress (ANC). Zuma has gone the same way his predecessor Thabo Mbeki went after being recalled by his party in 2008. … Continued

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South African President Jacob Zuma has been finally been shown the exit door by his party the African National Congress (ANC). Zuma has gone the same way his predecessor Thabo Mbeki went after being recalled by his party in 2008. The ANC has kept with their democratic credentials of recalling a leader when he fails their standards or expectations. Full story below: South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign “for the sake of the country”. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr Zuma was still in power on Tuesday. He is expected to respond to the request on Wednesday, an official said. He had already told them he was willing to stand down in the next three to six months, the official added. Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, has been dogged by corruption allegations. But he has so far resisted increasing pressure to quit since December, when Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC. Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secretary-general, told reporters the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided the removal should be “treated with urgency”. “The NEC has noted South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety as a result of unresolved matter of transition,” he said. Mr Magashule said the country needed to build on the “renewed hope” felt after the election of Mr Ramaphosa as ANC leader. “It is obvious we want Comrade Ramaphosa to come in as the president of South Africa,” he added. Media captionANC seeks ‘amicable’ Zuma resolution He said the president was expected to respond to the NEC’s decision on Wednesday, although they had given him no deadline. “When we recall our deployee, we expect our deployee to do as asked,” Mr Magashule said. But South Africa’s opposition parties have already expressed reservations about Mr Magashule’s confidence. “The only way to remove Jacob Zuma as president of our country is for parliament to do so through a motion of no confidence,” the Democratic Alliance (DA) tweeted. It called the motion brought by fellow opposition group, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), to be brought forward from 22 February so parliament can “remove Jacob Zuma”. What has Mr Zuma done wrong? Mr Zuma’s presidency has been overshadowed by allegations of corruption which he has always vehemently denied. In 2016, South Africa’s highest court ruled that Mr Zuma had violated the constitution when he failed to repay government money spent on his private home. Last year the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that he must face 18 counts of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money-laundering relating to a 1999 arms deal. Media captionThe Zuma presidency: Scandals and successes More recently, Mr Zuma’s links to the wealthy India-born Gupta family, who are alleged to have influenced the government, have caused his popularity to plummet. Both Mr Zuma and the Guptas deny the allegations. (Source: BBC) The post ANC Finally Fires Pres. Zuma appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MPs in Heated Debate Over Security Dispute

[Nation] The withdrawal of security officers attached to Nasa MPs was a subject of heated debate in the National Assembly Tuesday as the affected members claimed that they are being unfairly targeted by the Jubilee administration.

[Nation] The withdrawal of security officers attached to Nasa MPs was a subject of heated debate in the National Assembly Tuesday as the affected members claimed that they are being unfairly targeted by the Jubilee administration.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Economist Raises Concern Over Britain’s Endorsement of Naira As Trade Currency

[Vanguard] As Britain is set to add the Naira as one of its pre-approved currencies, which will allow the UK Export Finance to provide financing for transactions with Nigerian businesses denominated in the local currency, the move may transfer payment …

[Vanguard] As Britain is set to add the Naira as one of its pre-approved currencies, which will allow the UK Export Finance to provide financing for transactions with Nigerian businesses denominated in the local currency, the move may transfer payment liabilities for individual transactions to the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Matano – Never Rule ‘Ingwe’ Out

[Nation] AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano is confident his team can beat FOSA Juniors of Madagascar away in Antananarivo and advance to the second round of the Caf Confederation Cup.

[Nation] AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano is confident his team can beat FOSA Juniors of Madagascar away in Antananarivo and advance to the second round of the Caf Confederation Cup.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Vision Crime Reporter Charles Etukuri ‘Abducted’

[Independent (Kampala)] A senior crime reporter at Uganda’s leading daily The New Vision was picked up reportedly by security personnel at 2pm on Tuesday, as he walked to Kyadondo from Vision Group headquarters at Plot 19/21 First Street, Industrial Ar…

[Independent (Kampala)] A senior crime reporter at Uganda's leading daily The New Vision was picked up reportedly by security personnel at 2pm on Tuesday, as he walked to Kyadondo from Vision Group headquarters at Plot 19/21 First Street, Industrial Area, Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Lustration – With Zuma Gone At Last, We Will Forgive but Never Forget

[Daily Maverick] The Truth and Reconciliation Commission did not offer our people a proper catharsis at all and the culprits who did not seize the opportunity to tell us the truth must surely now come clean. For if we don’t deal with it, it will come b…

[Daily Maverick] The Truth and Reconciliation Commission did not offer our people a proper catharsis at all and the culprits who did not seize the opportunity to tell us the truth must surely now come clean. For if we don't deal with it, it will come back to haunt us, as we observe now with Jacob Zuma. Shall we bay for their blood?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa