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S. Africa's ANC says no date set for recalling Zuma

S. Africa's ANC says no date set for recalling Zuma”

Ramaphosa was elected president of the ruling African National Congress last month, making him likely to replace President Jacob Zuma in 2019, or even earlier.

Zuma's hold over the ANC was shaken when his chosen successor - his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - lost out to Ramaphosa in the closely-fought race to be party leader.

The party executive "discussed this matter. there will be interaction between officials, President Zuma and (party) president Ramaphosa", party secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters.

The party said on Saturday that it would "act decisively" to rebuild its reputation battered by several scandals engulfing Zuma. There was no immediate comment from Zuma's spokesman.

Zuma's exit would catapult Ramaphosa into the presidency and allow him to begin to fix an economy that suffered its second recession in nearly a decade in 2017 and has struggled to mount a strong recovery.

It could also boost the party's electoral chances next year because it would no longer be so closely associated with Zuma's legacy. The ANC, which has ruled since 1994 when Nelson Mandela won the first multi-racial election, recorded its worst-ever results in 2016 local polls.

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Economic growth has slowed to a near-standstill under Zuma's leadership and his tenure has been tainted by a series of corruption accusations, which he denies.

The rand has rallied to a 2-1/2 year high since union leader-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC leadership on December 18 as investors bet he would crack down on corruption and implement policy reforms.

They said that was what's most NEC members said.

The decision is part of a judicial campaign against corruption but is also seen as damaging to Zuma because of his association with the Guptas.

Ramaphosa and his delegation are expected to assure global investors that South Africa is no longer facing political uncertainty.

"It is as if Cyril is confirming that he has taken over the reins", said Susan Booysen, a political science professor at the University of Witwatersrand's School of Governance. "When Ramaphosa returns from Davos I think he will be able to dictate terms to Zuma about his exit".



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