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JOHANNESBURG – A motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is to be heard by Thursday.
On Wednesday, all political parties represented in Parliament agreed to the move.
Jacob Zuma has united all political parties. Unprecedented.— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) February 14, 2018
Jackson Mthembu suggests Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng or someone he appoints will awear in the new president on Friday, and in the evening, that new President of the Republic of South Africa will deliver #SONA2018.— AC Fick (@acfick72) February 14, 2018
On Wednesday afternoon, Zuma addressed the media via the SABC, saying he would not resign now.
The ANC on Tuesday resolved to recall Zuma as the president of South Africa.
He said depending on logistics, mainly the Chief Justice’s availability, South Africa could have a new president as early as Thursday.
The State of the Nation Address (Sona) would then take place on Monday.
ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu: it would have been ideal for us to have tabled our own Motion of No Confidence so we will ask for amendments from the House floor. The ANC reasoning will be different from the EFF’s. The logistics will be sorted out tomorrow. #ZumaRecall— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) February 14, 2018
To summarize: Zuma’s deadline to stand down is today. A Motion of No Confidence MAY be debated on Thursday. Shortly after that the CJ will swear in a new President. ( depending on Moegengs schedule) . Budget remains scheduled for 21 February. #ZumaRecall— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) February 14, 2018
It was also revealed that the budget speech would take place in March.
Jackson Mthembu: There will be a budget before the 2nd week of March. If there is a Motion of no Confidence there will be a cabinet change . But if the President resigns Budget goes ahead on 21 Feb. #ZumaRecall— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) February 14, 2018