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Making headlines: Mbete says Ramaphosa will outline Zuma's fate today, De Lille warns DA over 'malicious laying of criminal charges' And, Magashule says ANC won't disappoint
Mbete says Ramaphosa will outline Zuma's fate today
Efforts by South Africa's ruling ANC to unseat President Jacob Zuma tilted towards the end game today as the speaker of parliament said party leader Cyril Ramaphosa would outline Zuma's fate imminently.
Zuma, in power since 2009, has been in a weakened position since Deputy President Ramaphosa replaced him as ANC leader in December.
The ANC had scheduled an urgent meeting of its national executive to discuss Zuma's future but postponed it late yesterday after "constructive" talks between Zuma and Ramaphosa.
De Lille warns DA over 'malicious laying of criminal charges'
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has warned the DA that she will not put up with it allowing the "malicious laying of criminal charges" against her over a R5-million bribe allegation.
In a letter sent to the DA by her lawyers she denies the allegations levelled against her.
Comment from De Lille and her office was not immediately available to elaborate on what type of action she intended taking, but De Lille has said on her social media streams that the DA should have tested the allegations before going to the police.
Magashule says ANC won't disappoint
There is no need for South Africans to be anxious over the fate of President Jacob Zuma, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said.
Magashule said he was definitely confident that the ANC would do the right thing not to disappoint South Africa.
Also making headlines:
Greenpeace Africa has joined Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in her call to President Jacob Zuma to have the Western Cape declared a disaster area.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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