Zuma chairing 'scheduled' Cabinet meeting amid Sona postponement speculation
08 February, 2018, 12:23
The ANC had planned to dump President Jacob Zuma as the head of state after Wednesday night's now-cancelled national executive committee meeting.
At 0645 GMT, the rand traded at 12.0450 per dollar, not far off its NY close of 12.0650 on Wednesday.
"This will enable President Zuma and myself to conclude our discussions and report back to our organisation and the country in the coming days", Ramaphosa said in a statement on Wednesday that is regarded by many political analysts as not clear.
In fixed income, the yield for the benchmark government bond due in 2026 was up 3.5 basis points to 8.435 percent.
Julius Malema, leader of the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party which has been at the forefront of disrupting Mr Zuma's previous state-of-the-nation addresses, said in a tweet that "the postponement.is a declaration of a crisis, the masses must take over now".
Meanwhile, there is no need for South Africans to be anxious over the fate of President Jacob Zuma, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, which promotes the legacy of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, has called for Mr Zuma to go as he had "demonstrated that he is not fit to govern".
Koeman confirmed as the new Netherlands head coach
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But Zuma loyalists have said that the serving president should complete his second and final term in office, which would end when elections are held next year.
"Unfortunately, the longer it drags on, then we can say to Ramaphosa; 'you've pulled the trigger, surely you had a plan for how this was going to turn out'".
In recent years his links to the wealthy India-born Gupta family, who are alleged to have influenced the government through their relationship with Zuma, have caused his popularity to plummet.
As a result of his stance, the ruling party's NEC looked to have little choice but to officially recall him from office, which would have been a major embarrassment for a man who devoted his life to the former liberation movement.
Zuma's presidency has been overshadowed by allegations of corruption.
The disputed announcements Tuesday illustrate the uncertainty in South Africa, where Zuma faces pressure to resign over alleged corruption.
The Tide were ranked No. 7 in 247sports's composite class rankings; the last seven seasons, they've finished with the No. 1 class. In addition to Campbell, Georgia convinced several other key prospects to back off their verbal commitment and join the Bulldogs.
His performance drew the critic Roger Ebert to write: "This actor can be as convincingly nice as anyone in the movies". He took up acting classes in the 1970s and was urged by acting legend John Malkovich to join the Steppenwolf Theatre.
Amtrak, the national U.S. railway service, said in a statement that the lead engine derailed along with some passenger cars. According to a statement from the governor, 116 people involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals.
If McDaniels does decide to snub the Colts and stay with New England, it could leave the Colts scrambling to find a new coach. One would also assume McDaniels has some kind of assurances about Luck's health and his ability to play in the 2018 season.
Then they came for the walk-on girls, and the Formula One fans did not speak out, because they find darts a bit on the slow side. Lauda slammed the notion that the existence of grid girls makes it harder for women to succeed in other areas of motor racing.
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Hacker suspect Lauri Love wins U.S. extradition appeal
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Assange fails to make skipped bail arrest warrant vanish
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Bill Belichick messed up
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