S Africa's Zuma faces another no confidence vote

Jacob Zuma arrives for the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

However, cracks began to show in the top six leadership as ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, a staunch Zuma supporter, told eNCA on Saturday that Zuma will deliver the Sona.

"Our view is that there should be a change of guard".

03 de febrero de 2018, 07:19Pretoria, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The South African parliament will hold a plenary session on February 22 to discuss a motion of non-confidence against president Jacob Zuma, according to reports from the headquarters of the legislative organ in Cape City.

A special sitting of the national working committee has been convened on Monday to take a decision on the way forward.

News24 reported earlier this week that members of the NWC demanded the top six "confront" Zuma, while others insisted that he should step down before the State of the Nation Address due on Thursday. "We are going to have a discussion with him. what is in the best interest of the ANC, the country and the economy", said Mantashe.

In public remarks at the event, Ramaphosa did not say if he would be part of the meeting with Zuma, who has been deserted by several prominent allies in the ANC since Ramaphosa took leadership of what is the only party to govern South Africa since the end of apartheid.

Ramaphosa is in pole position to win an election next year and many in the party want Zuma out so that Ramaphosa can embark on his anti-corruption agenda. The embattled Zuma told supporters at his 75th birthday bash in Soweto, Johannesburg a year ago that he would resign should the ANC ask him to do so.

Opposition parties have called for ANC leader and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma, in time to deliver SONA.

SowetanLIVE said it had been informed by sources that the officials would inform Zuma to resign or face Parliament where he would be impeached or face a motion of no confidence against him.

The rand, which tends to strengthen on signs Zuma could leave office, pared losses on the announcement from parliament.

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