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South African Parliament Announces Debate Against President

South African Parliament Announces Debate Against President

Zuma may yet be convinced to step down when the ANC top six meets with the beleaguered president on Sunday.

The ANC has said it has discussed Zuma resigning before the end of his term in mid-2019, although his staunch supporters within the party say that will not happen.

EFF president Julius Malema has requested that the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on February 22 be held through a secret ballot.

On Thursday the president of South Africa will deliver the state of the nation address to parliament, a keynote speech setting out the government agenda for the next year. Zuma agreed to meet the top six before the end of the weekend... not at Luthuli House...

In a letter to ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, FutureSA said the party's collective leadership should do what was in the interest of the over 55 million people living in the country.

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

Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes thanks to his ruling ANC party, which holds the majority in parliament. 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.

Another opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), had lobbied speaker Mbete to postpone the state of the nation address until Zuma had been removed from office. This comes as a motion of no confidence hangs over Zuma's head.

Those privy to the discussion said they expected the meeting to be a hard one as Zuma has made it clear to his inner circle that he would not be resigning any time soon and he was even prepared to risk being ousted through a parliamentary impeachment process or a motion of no confidence, which would see him forfeiting retirement benefits such as, among others, a salary for life.

ANC spokeswoman Khusela Diko would not confirm or deny the crucial meeting on Sunday.

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