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Mbeki denies plot against Zuma - Americas, World - The Independent

In a statement issued before the three-day session of the ANC executive body, the President denied he had put pressure on prosecutors to charge his political rival, Jacob Zuma, with corruption. The case against Mr Zuma, who is the leading candidate to replace Mr Mbeki as South African president after being elected party leader last December, was dropped last week.


Mr Mbeki has been fighting for his political survival after being accused by a Durban high court judge of colluding with the country's national prosecuting service, in violation of the constitution, to lay a raft of corruption and fraud charges against Mr Zuma.


It was understood last night that the ANC leadership would adopt a resolution asking Mr Mbeki to resign voluntarily, instead of hounding him from office through an impeachment procedure or a vote of no confidence motion in parliament. That would see power temporarily moving to the Speaker of Parliament, Mbaleka Mbete, before Mr Zuma takes over in elections due early next year.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 04:27:43 PM EST
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