ANC holds ‘fruitful’ talks with South African leader Zuma

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ANC holds ‘fruitful’ talks with South African leader Zuma

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Jacob Zuma has resisted calls to quit over corruption allegations

South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, has postponed a top-level meeting which was expected to decide on President Jacob Zuma’s future. Instead the party released a statement saying it had held “fruitful and constructive discussions” with him.It comes amid growing pressure on him to resign. Earlier, parliament took the extraordinary step of postponing Thursday’s state of the nation address.It is not yet clear if any decisions were made in the latest talks. The formal National Executive Committee meeting will now take place on 17 and 18 February, the ANC’s party leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, said in a statement. The high-level attendees are the only ones with the power to remove the president from office. Opposition parties are demanding that a vote of no-confidence be held to remove him.Mr Zuma, 75, has resisted calls to quit over corruption allegations.The trials of Jacob Zuma – BBC News
Will Zuma be ousted as president?
He was replaced as party leader by Mr Ramaphosa, his 65-year-old deputy, in December. Mr Ramaphosa is set to succeed him as president.Earlier on Tuesday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation urged Mr Zuma to step down.South Africa had seen “systematic looting” under Mr Zuma’s rule, and he “must go sooner rather than later”, the foundation said in a statement.What are the allegations against Zuma?
2005: Charged with corruption over multi-billion dollar 1999 arms deal – charges dropped shortly before he becomes president in 2009

2016: Court orders he should be charged with 18 counts of corruption over the deal

2016: Court rules he breached his oath of office by using government money to upgrade private home in Nkandla – he has repaid the money

2017: South Africa’s public protector said he should appoint judge-led inquiry into allegations he profiteered from relationship with wealthy Gupta family – he denies allegations, as have the Guptas

2018: Zuma approves inquiry

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