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Parliament receives Zuma’s resignation letter

Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete has on Thursday, February 15, got a letter from President Jacob Zuma. The letter informed her of his resignation as the President of the Republic of South Africa. The President resigned with immediate effect. It will be published in the Parliamentary Announcements Tabling …

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President Jacob Zuma has finally resigned

President Jacob Zuma told millions of South Africans on national television on Wednesday night, he resigned with immediate effect as head of state. His resignation follows a mounting pressure from the African National Congress (ANC), civil society and opposition parties to step down. “No life should be lost in my …

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MPs to meet about swearing in new President, holding SONA on Friday

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says the Joint Programming Committee, which held an urgent meeting on Wednesday afternoon, has agreed to hold a debate on the Motion of No Confidence on President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Speaker said the Joint Programming Committee would also …

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DA underpins ANC Motion of No Confidence against Zuma

The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision by the ANC to support the Motion of No Confidence in President Zuma. DA Leader Mmusi Maimane said the Motion of No Confidence against the President affirms contention made by opposition parties to expel President  Zuma through Parliament. “Parliament has the ability to …

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ANC caucus to table No Confidence Motion against Zuma

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) parliamentary caucus has agreed to table a Motion of No Confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. The announcement follows a special meeting of the ANC MPs on Wednesday, which was addressed by ANC Treasury General Paul Mashatile, to communicate the decision of the …

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Three arrested in Vrede farm investigations

The Hawks have arrested three people for alleged corruption in respect of the Vrede farm investigations. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the Hawks said two other suspects are expected to hand themselves over to police. “So far, three people have been arrested and two other suspects are expected to …

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Motsoeneng owes SABC over R21 million

The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) has affirmed that it has issued a summons against the disgraced former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for more than R21 million he owes the SABC.The SIU confirmed to Parliament Communications Committee on Tuesday that the R21 million incorporates an R11.4 million “achievement expense” Motsoeneng got for …

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ANC recalls President Zuma

The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that the National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma from Office. The governing party’s Secretary General Ace Magashule made the official announcement a short while ago. “The NEC decided to recall its deployee comrade President Jacob Zuma in accordance …

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We flatly reject any special deal for Zuma

South Africa can’t keep on being in limbo while Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma, and their respective factions, keep on fighting over the terms of his exit. Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane said [we] flatly reject any reprieve agreement or special deal arrangement for President Zuma. “He isn’t exempt …

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