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Beyond Zuma: Let's do a Merkel and take the long view - Daily Maverick

At the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in campaigning mode. As she swilled beer with locals in Munich, Merkel said pointedly, “The days when Europe could rely on others… to a large extent were over. This is what I have experienced in the ...and more »

POLL: President's popularity at an all-time low - eNCA

The latest eNCA-Ipsos poll results show that nearly two-thirds of South Africans think President Jacob Zuma should resign and his current approval rating is the lowest score ever for any of the country's democratically elected presidents. Video: eNCA ...and more »

South Africa's Zuma survives renewed calls to resign -

South African President Jacob Zuma survived fresh calls within the ruling African National Congress party for him to resign, party officials said on Monday, as they acknowledged support was "drifting away" from the movement. Senior figures in the ANC ...and more »

Zuma sidesteps no-confidence vote at turbulent ANC meeting - The Guardian

Jacob Zuma at the ANC's national executive committee meeting on Saturday. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images. The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership but managed to ...and more »

Zuma survives ANC attempt to oust him as head of state - Irish Times

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived an attempt to unseat him as head of state in a crunch meeting of his ruling African National Congress that deepened the party's split over mounting evidence of corruption during his presidency. Mr Zuma's ...and more »

ANC NEC supports judicial inquiry into state capture, says Gwede Mantashe - Business Day

The ANC national executive committee (NEC) supports the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. Mantashe spoke at a media briefing following a three-day NEC ...and more »

Netshitenzhe tables motion of no confidence in Zuma at NEC meeting - Citizen

The NEC member reportedly led the charge in calling for Zuma's removal during the meeting on Saturday. Another motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma was reportedly tabled at a meeting of the African National Congress' national executive ...and more »

Scandal after scandal, but South Africa just can't get rid of its errant president - Quartz

On Monday morning (May 29), president Jacob Zuma addressed another political meeting. His voice calm, his signature giggle cropping up when necessary, he reiterated his government's dedication to addressing South Africa's economic inequality. There ...and more »

READ: Damning new state capture report - Citizen

President Jacob Zuma with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma during a debate in Parliament to congratulate her on being elected to the AU on September 19, 2012. Picture: Gallo Images. According to an explosive academic study, the promise of SA has been betrayed ...and more »

BREAKING: Motion of no confidence tabled against Zuma at ANC NEC - News24

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is fighting for political survival after another motion of no confidence was tabled against him at a meeting of the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) in Pretoria. At least four sources with direct knowledge of ...and more »