South Africa Holds Its Breath on Zuma's Future

President Jacob "the people still love me" Zuma has been at the centre of many storms during his tenure, including surviving eight motions of no-confidence in parliament. Most prominent have been the upgrades to his Nkandla home at taxpayers' expense and the state capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela accusing him of handing the country over to the Gupta brothers who benefited from lucrative government tender contracts and other deals. In December 2017, the African National Congress elected Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as leader. The country now has two centres of power, a situation with which the ruling party itself is at odds, while they try to "convince" President Zuma to step down. He has reportedly refused, so the nation waits for the next move after the postponement of the state of the nation address. An ANC caucus meeting was held on Thursday.

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