South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid

Jacob Zuma

Three rounds of answers.

Gigaba - who has been associated with Zuma's camp in the ANC - said he supported the view that the president needed to step down immediately to allow the new party leadership under Cyril Ramaphosa to manage the transition process.

South Africa's "Teflon President" Jacob Zuma has brushed off an extraordinary number of corruption allegations and scandals in his eight years in office.

ANC chairman Gwede Mantashe told a meeting in the Eastern Cape province that the party had given Zuma an ultimatum to resign or face a motion of no-confidence, the Independent online news service reported.

File image of Jacob Zuma.

However, Naidoo took issue with Magashule's statement.

Zuma, whose reputation has been stained by years-long allegations of graft, has been instructed to step down by the African National Congress (ANC) party.

The president has been living on borrowed time since Ramaphosa, a union leader once tipped as Mandela's pick to take over the reins, was elected as head of the 106-year-old ANC in December, narrowly defeating Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The announcement was just the next step and those of us standing were more concerned about toppling over in the crowd as photographers crammed through to get another angle.

National Director of Public of Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams also announced on Tuesday that he had given prosecutors until next Friday to recommend to him whether to reinstate corruption charges against Zuma. "It is not my press conference".

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In 2008, Zuma's supporters pushed out then-president Thabo Mbeki via a similar "recall" manoeuvre over allegations of abuse of power.

Besides being asked to resign by the ANC, the raid too has added pressure on Zuma.

The chief whips will have more direction to plan dates for a prospective State of the Nation Address and a motion of no confidence, in the event that Zuma doesn't resign.

You would need an encyclopaedia for the number of things Zuma did wrong.
"Was he in his pyjamas?"

The president was awake when the secretary-general and Ramaphosa visited him on Monday night.

The move for a no-confidence vote comesas South African police raided the luxury home of the Gupta brothers, wealthy allies of Zuma who have been accused of using their ties with the President for financial gain, in what appeared to be parallel effort to force Zuma's resignation. Reuters was unable to confirm the email's authenticity and Baloyi did not answer her phone or respond to text messages.

Mashatile said Zuma had been given until Wednesday to submit his resignation letter.

Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the African National Congress, says the party's national executive committee has made a decision to "recall" Zuma. A few journalists gasped.

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