Zuma to chair routine meetings of Cabinet committees

Ubuntu Awards postponed in wake of Sona postponement

Ubuntu Awards postponed in wake of Sona postponement

According to Ramaphosa, his discussions with Zuma "were constructive and lay the basis for a speedy resolution of the matter in the interests of the country and its people".

This handout photo taken on February 7, 2018 and provided by the Government Communications and Information Services (GCIS) shows South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa attending a scheduled routine meeting of the Cabinet Committee with ministers and deputy at parliament in Cape Town.

However, he said he needed to iron out some "pertinent matters" with Mr Zuma before the discredited president would step aside.

Zuma's deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, says he is in "direct talks" with the 75-year-old leader to replace him.

The power struggle has brought much of government grinding to a halt, postponing indefinitely the ceremonial opening of parliament, due tomorrow, and threatening to further tarnish the image of the ANC, ...

Parliament speaker Baleka Mbete told television broadcaster eNCA that Ramaphosa would soon give an update on the expected transition of power.

The ANC said they had been "fruitful and constructive discussions".

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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".

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And were determined to show that they were conducting business as usual. Zuma's office described a social media report that Russian President Vladimir Putin was going to visit the country this week as "fake" news.

Ramaphosa said he was aware that the uncertainty surrounding Zuma's position was a cause for concern for many South Africans, but was confident of reaching an outcome to unite the country.

Party leader Mmusi Maimane said Zuma should be prosecuted for alleged corruption, amid speculation that the president might seek an immunity deal in exchange for his resignation.

Mr Ramaphosa is now the front runner to succeed him as president. Zuma and the Guptas deny any wrongdoing, though the president paid back some money for the home upgrades after the Constitutional Court ruled against him.

That appeared to be borne out at the 2016 local elections, when the ANC lost ground to the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

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