DE­FI­ANT PRES­I­DENT COULD BE RE­PLACED BY THURS­DAY

Sun.Star Cebu - - WORLD - / AP

South Africa’s rul­ing party moved to re­place the de­fi­ant Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma as early as Thurs­day while po­lice raided his busi­ness as­so­ciates at the cen­ter of cor­rup­tion scan­dals that have in­fu­ri­ated the coun­try. Zuma, break­ing his si­lence, told the state broad­caster that his treat­ment was “un­fair.” African Na­tional Congress lead­ers said they want par­lia­ment to vote on a mo­tion of no con­fi­dence against Zuma on Thurs­day and re­place him right away with Deputy Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa if the pres­i­dent re­fuses Wed­nes­day to step aside. Mean­while, Zuma ap­peared in a live TV in­ter­view with the South African Broadcasting Cor­po­ra­tion and in­sisted that party lead­ers had not told him why he needed to re­sign.

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