Zuma To Face No-confidence Vote
Embattled South Africa President Jacob Zuma, has a date with destiny on Thursday.
South Africa’s parliament will hold a vote of no confidence in Zuma on Thursday, the governing ANC party said on Wednesday.
“We will possibly elect a new president on Thursday … if not Friday,” ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile told journalists, assuming scandal-hit Zuma will lose the vote.
“We want certainty.
“We would like the incoming president [to hold the postponed State of the Nation address] without delay.”
The vote of no confidence, requested by opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters, had initially been scheduled for Feb. 22.
The ANC caucus in parliament decided to move the vote forward after it formally asked Zuma to resign on Tuesday.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said that Zuma would speak at 0800 GMT and satellite trucks were in position at Pretoria’s Union Buildings, the seat of the country’s government.
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