Sunday predicted as D-Day for Zuma's exit

ANC's top officials that were expected to attend events building up to the Nelson Mandela centenary launch in Cape Town have pulled out at the last moment due to "urgent matters" back in Gauteng.

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says they were informed four hours after the programme was due to start that the events were cancelled.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa withdrew from the event programme on Thursday to continue his talks with President Jacob Zuma to persuade him to step down.

President Jacob Zuma also pulled out of this Saturday’s Ubuntu Awards that he was supposed to officiate.

I suppose that's one indication that the ANC really wants to finalise talks with President Zuma this week.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

The speculation is by Sunday we may have an idea or clarity around this issue. Many are hoping that when Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the big rally on Sunday he will use the opportunity to say to the nation and investors to say 'all will be well' and this is the decision we took regarding President Zuma'.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

The story is moving too fast. The ANC is really trying to finalise talks before Sunday becasue how do you as the ANC president get on stage at the ANC's big rally and there's still no clarity around this issue and you don't offer any explanations between Ramaphosa and Zuma.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

To hear more of this report by Clement Manyathela, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
'The country is at standstill because one man refuses to step down'

'The country is at standstill because one man refuses to step down'

Sikonathi Mantshantsha gives an analysis of the current political situation with the question of Zuma's exit lingering.

[LISTEN] #ZumaExit: Who is really in charge of the negotiation process?

[LISTEN] #ZumaExit: Who is really in charge of the negotiation process?

There is mounting pressure from opposition parties and ANC alliance partners calling on Ramaphosa to decide on Zuma's exit.

The Political Desk: Cosatu, SACP believe Ramaphosa is wasting time

The Political Desk: Cosatu, SACP believe Ramaphosa is wasting time

Eyewitness News Political reporter Clement Manyathela gives the latest update in political news.

LISTEN: Zuma the strategist vs Cyril the constitutionalist

LISTEN: Zuma the strategist vs Cyril the constitutionalist

Political analysts weigh in as President Zuma and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa are locked in power shifting negotiations.

NEC vote on recalling Zuma would've been risky for Ramaphosa - Melanie Verwoerd

NEC vote on recalling Zuma would've been risky for Ramaphosa - Melanie Verwoerd

Cyril Ramaphosa postponed the special ANC NEC sitting to decide Zuma's fate, amid talks between himself and No 1.

‘Failure to remove Zuma does not sit well with society. Ramaphosa is on trial’

‘Failure to remove Zuma does not sit well with society. Ramaphosa is on trial’

Fixing South Africa’s economic woes starts with Zuma resigning as President, Wits’ Lumkile Mondi tells Bruce Whitfield.

[LISTEN] How Ramaphosa should be communicating (and the mistakes he's making)

[LISTEN] How Ramaphosa should be communicating (and the mistakes he's making)

Media Strategist, Chris Vick says the ANC president is currently creating a trust deficit between him and the public.

Political Desk: NEC postponement signals progress in talks with Zuma - analyst

Political Desk: NEC postponement signals progress in talks with Zuma - analyst

Public Law professor Richard Calland gives his take on the latest political news.

Is immunity/amnesty for Jacob Zuma on the cards?

Is immunity/amnesty for Jacob Zuma on the cards?

Opposition party members John Steenhuisen, chief whip of the DA and Narend Singh, chief whip of the IFP both say immunity for Jacob Zuma is unacceptable.

What Cyril Ramaphosa must do first upon becoming South Africa’s new President

What Cyril Ramaphosa must do first upon becoming South Africa’s new President

Negotiations are underway to remove Jacob Zuma as President. Bruce Whitfield interviews Gibs’ Prof Nick Binedell.

Popular articles
Proudly South African Sxollie cider is winning awards, conquering the world

Proudly South African Sxollie cider is winning awards, conquering the world

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sxollie cofounder Karol Ostaszewski for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Are you ready to 'Walk the Talk' with 702 & MTN?

Are you ready to 'Walk the Talk' with 702 & MTN?

The annual MTN Walk the Talk with 702 takes place on 22 July this year, under the theme 'Walking for South Africa'.

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Favourites to feed your soul on Sunday.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?