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Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as president of South Africa

Former anti-apartheid activist turned businessman replaces Jacob Zuma, who dramatically resigned on Wednesday night

Cyril Ramaphosa is to be elected president of South Africa by a parliamentary vote less than 16 hours after the resignation of his rival Jacob Zuma, following days of defiant refusal to leave office.

Ramaphosa – who, as deputy president, became interim leader immediately after Zuma’s late-night resignation on Wednesday – will be sworn in as head of state on Thursday by South Africa’s chief justice in Cape Town.

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Zuma's departure ends South Africa's most troubled period since apartheid

Accused of corruption and economic mismanagement, Zuma denies all wrongdoing

Jacob Zuma’s resignation as president of South Africa ends a nine-year rule seen by many as the most troubled period for the “rainbow nation” since the end of the apartheid regime 24 years ago.

Zuma’s decision came after days of intense pressure from opponents within the African National Congress (ANC), the deeply divided ruling party.

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president on eve of no-confidence vote

Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, has resigned after days of defying orders from the ruling African National Congress to leave office and on the eve of a no-confidence vote in parliament.

In a televised address to the nation late on Wednesday, the 75-year-old said he was a disciplined member of the ANC, to which he had dedicated his life.

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South Africa: police raid home of controversial Jacob Zuma allies

Arrests made in raids linked to allegations of influence-peddling by Gupta family, as ANC’s efforts to oust president continue

An elite South African police team has raided the luxurious family home of a family of controversial businessmen accused of improper relations with Jacob Zuma, as the ruling ANC party continues its chaotic efforts to oust the country’s president.

The raid on the compound of the wealthy Gupta family in Johannesburg will be taken as an encouraging sign that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of the African National Congress (ANC), will move swiftly against those associated with the corruption allegations and mismanagement that have characterised Zuma’s nine years in power.

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Reports that President Zuma has resigned dismissed by ANC

Six-hour meeting of ANC national executive did not reach a decision on fate of president

South African officials have dismissed reports that Jacob Zuma has agreed to resign as president as “fake news”, as the ruling party held talks to decide his fate.

The African National Congress is expected to order him to stand down or face a no-confidence vote in parliament that he would almost certainly lose.

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ANC expected to order Zuma to resign or face no-confidence vote

Special meeting convened after talks between president and Cyril Ramaphosa failed

The executive body of South Africa’s ruling party is expected to order Jacob Zuma to resign as president on Monday or face a no-confidence vote in parliament that he would almost certainly lose.

A special meeting of the African National Congress’s national executive committee was convened when it became clear that nearly five days of talks between Zuma and the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who took over the leadership of the ANC in December, had failed.

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ANC could ask Jacob Zuma to quit within fortnight

Supporters of new ANC leader want president sidelined so party can prepare for 2019 elections

Jacob Zuma is likely to face a demand from South Africa’s ruling party to step down as the country’s president within two weeks, officials have said.

The premature departure of Zuma, whose second five-year term is due to expire next year, will consolidate the power of Cyril Ramaphosa, who was elected leader of the African National Congress (ANC) last month.

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