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Monday, February 12, 2018, 17:05
ANC committee to decide South African leader's fate
By Associated Press
Monday, February 12, 2018, 17:05 By Associated Press

South African Deputy President and African National Congress party President Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers a speech at the Grand Parade in Cape Town, South Africa, Feb 11, 2018 in celebration of Nelson Mandela's Centenary on the 28th anniversary of Mandela's release from prison. (PHOTO / AP)

JOHANNESBURG - A key committee of South Africa's ruling ANC party intends to finalize a power transition that would see the deputy president take over from President Jacob Zuma, who is under pressure to resign because of corruption allegations.

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The national executive committee of the African National Congress will discuss Zuma's fate at a meeting Monday afternoon that many South Africans hope will end a period of political limbo in one of Africa's biggest economies.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday that he recognized South Africans want a resolution to the leadership crisis and that the ruling party committee would provide it.

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Analysts believe the committee will call for Zuma's resignation. If he refuses, the matter could go to parliament for a possible motion of no confidence or impeachment proceedings.

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