Feb 12 2018
A spokesman for Ramaphosa, who also serves as South Africa's deputy president, said the ANC leader no longer had any public engagements yesterday or today. Zuma, whose presidency has been marked by numerous scandals, has stubbornly refused to budge.
Opposition parties have criticized reports of ongoing private talks between Zuma and Ramaphosa.
On Tuesday, Parliament's presiding officers announced that Thursday's State of the Nation Address had been indefinitely postponed amid fears that it might descend into chaos. He also promised to tackle corruption.
He said the party's national executive committee (NEC) would at an extraordinary meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon seek to "finalise this matter" and do so in a manner that put first and foremost the interest of the country. "For now, I afford the ANC the opportunity to reflect within its own highest decision-making body, the NEC".
"As we emerge from a period of difficulty, a period of disunity and discord, this Nelson Mandela centenary year offers us what I would call a new beginning", said Ramaphosa, who was Mandela's favoured successor two decades ago. It is Madiba's example that should inform our approach to the tasks that we must undertake.
He has faced increasing pressure to quit since December, when Mr Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
South Africa's ANC to meet on Monday as Zuma deadlock tightens
"The successful resolution of this matter has significant consequences for the country and for the African National Congress".
The ANC's chairperson said on Saturday that South Africans should be patient with Ramaphosa as he holds talks with Zuma for a transition of power. Critics have expressed concern that Zuma may be requesting immunity from prosecution in exchange for his resignation.
Citing people close to the process, City Press has outlined Zuma's conditions for stepping down: "state-guaranteed safety for him and his family, his security being maintained at its current level and for the state to pay his legal fees for current and future matters linked to his tenure in government". We know you want this matter to be finalised.
Holding the microphone for Mandela that day was a young Ramaphosa, then a trade union leader.
He said Ramaphosa had returned Gauteng province, where the ANC's headquarters is located in the country's commercial capital Johannesburg.
The Sunday Times has learnt that Ramaphosa is trying to secure Zuma's co-operation in the state-capture investigations and has solicited opinions on legal avenues that would allow the president to avoid prosecution or receive a reduced sentence.
Hong Kong Bus Crash Kills at Least 18 and Injures Over 60
Local media outlets have quoted an injured person as saying that the bus was going very fast when it entered a curve. Deadly accidents are rare on Hong Kong's public transport system, which it promotes as among the best in the world.
IOF Kills Palestinian in Alleged Stabbing Attack
He was the son of a Hamas figure killed by Israeli forces during the second intifada of the early 2000s. Two Israelis have died in that timeframe.
Joint Korean hockey team plays for first time
Kim Yong-nam is the head of the parliament in the North and will be the highest-level official to visit South Korea in four years. He suggested that the recent communication between North and South Korea was a positive development.
Feb 11 2018
NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship
These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system . The spacecraft became the first to fly over Pluto in 2015, and the first to explore the Kuiper Belt .
Feb 10 2018
PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in south Tripura taking his party's call of "Chalo paltai" to the voters. After his UAE visit, Modi will travel to Oman in the final leg of his visit from February 11-12.
Feb 09 2018
Twitter Posts Profit In Q4 2017 For First Time Ever
Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,441,312 shares of the company's stock, valued at $49,021,544.96. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in TWTR .
Feb 09 2018
Alabama man arrested in viral child porn video
Brooke Walker, Moore's fiancé, Tonya Hardy, was detained for questioning, but she's refusing to cooperate with the investigation. Authorities asked for the public's help in locating Moore, who surrendered to Millbrook police around 3:30 a.m.
Feb 09 2018
Sony's 'Venom' spin-off gets its first trailer
Fans have been dissecting every frame of Venom's first trailer today, looking for clues about the plot of the secretive project. Will be interesting to see how Hardy wraps his tongue round this "protector" when the movie is released in October.
Feb 07 2018
The most memorable 2018 Super Bowl ads
The Echo then compares live commands to the acoustic fingerprint of the snippet to determine if the commands are authentic or not. During the advert, Amazon had cleverly ensured the Alexa in your house wouldn't respond when the advert was running.
Feb 07 2018
Wigglesworth in as England waits on Youngs injury
Having relied on just two players at scrum-half for virtually his entire reign, Eddie Jones will finally have to summon a third option, and just whom that may be has got everyone talking.
Feb 07 2018
Most Republicans think FBI, DOJ trying to "delegitimize" Trump
We have an update now on a story we've been following today about dueling memos from the House Intelligence Committee. At issue is whether the White House will allow Bannon to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration.
Feb 07 2018
Detroit Lions announce CNY native Matt Patricia as next head coach
If Patricia was Lions general manager Bob Quinn's first choice for head coach as reports suggest, the reasons are obvious. The Detroit Lions have hired Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots as their coach.
Feb 07 2018
Pennsylvania reports 26 flu deaths last week
So far this season there have been 115 lab-confirmed cases of the flu in the area compared to 178 for all of previous year . So far, there has only been one pediatric death in Hillsborough County caused by the flu.
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