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SA president fires deputy president

 
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06/14/2005 02:25 PM
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SA president fires deputy president
Zuma gets the sack

Cape Town - President Thabo Mbeki has sacked his deputy, Jacob Zuma.

Mbeki made the announcement during a special joint sitting of the two houses of parliament on Tuesday afternoon, almost two weeks after Zuma was implicated in corruption during the Durban High Court trial of his former financial advisor, Schabir Shaik.

Zuma was not present in parliament during the announcement. Mbeki said he would make an announcement about the change in his cabinet "in due course".

Last week Squires sentenced Shaik to 15 years in prison for fraud and corruption.

Squires found the two men had had a "generally corrupt" relationship.

Mbeki told the joint sitting on Tuesday it seemed self-evident that arising out of the judgment further legal processes would be undertaken in the higher courts.

These would have a bearing on normal enquiries that law enforcement agencies might wish to undertake, and on follow up that parliament might embark on in relation to any of its members.

"The executive will therefore await the outcome of these processes," he said.

Constitution

Both he and Zuma were acutely sensitive to the responsibilities they bore as prescribed in the constitution.

"We understand very well that we should at all times act in a manner that seeks to uphold, defend, and respect the constitution.

"We have had no precedent to guide us as we consider our response to the judgment by Justice Squires.

"We have therefore had to make our own original determination on this matter guided by what we believe is in the best interest of the honourable deputy president, the government, our young democratic system and our country.

"I am fully conscious of the fact that the accused in the Schabir Shaik case have given notice of their intention lodge an appeal.

"I am equally aware that a superior court may overturn the judgment handed down by Justice Squires," he said.

"However, as President of the Republic I have come to the conclusion that the circumstances dictate that in the interests of the honourable deputy president, the government, our young democratic system, and our country, it would be best to release the honourable Jacob Zuma from his responsibilities as deputy president of the Republic and member of the cabinet."

However, all developments in the relevant legal processes would be monitored and responded to, Mbeki said.

Mbeki appointed Zuma deputy president in 1999, and again in 2004. He was widely expected to succeed Mbeki in 2009.

Refused to resign

From the start, Zuma has maintained his innocence on the corruption allegations and pointed out he has not been convicted of any crime.

According to media speculation, Zuma had refused to resign, leaving Mbeki with no choice but to fire him.

Opposition parties repeatedly called for Zuma to step down or to be fired, but he received strong support from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), ANC Women´s League (ANCWL), and the Young Communist League (YCL).

Ordinary member

However, on Sunday, Zuma told a Cosatu meeting in Durban he was prepared to become an ordinary member of the ANC.

"I have served as a branch member with no position (as an) ordinary activist, and I have served with some responsibilities in a branch, and I have served at many levels.

"I will always be ready to do that, even today. The day the ANC says do this I will do it," the SABC quoted Zuma as saying.

Zuma´s dismissal could pave the way for Mbeki to use the opportunity to reshuffle his cabinet.

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12/08/2005 10:14 AM
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Hey - you doing OK dml? Everything I´ve heard coming out of South Africa lately has not been too good. Your country and it´s people have been weighing heavy on my heart lately.hf
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12/08/2005 10:14 AM
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I´m fine, but what is it that you´ve been hearing about our country then?
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12/08/2005 10:14 AM
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Hi dml.hi

Mostly about the high unemployment and the thousands of orphans due to AIDS.
dml (OP)

12/08/2005 10:14 AM
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Those two things are sad and true. I think our unemployment rate is above 40% and our HIV rate is anything between 25 and 40% as well.

Certainly big issues for our government to deal with.
dml (OP)

12/08/2005 10:14 AM
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Now Zuma is going to be prosecuted, he will appear in court on 28 June....
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12/08/2005 10:14 AM
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shall we make this the corruption thread?

IFP shocked at leader´s arrest
Bongani Mthembu
July 04 2005 at 05:14PM

The political career of IFP Youth Brigade acting chairperson Thulasizwe Buthelezi hangs in the balance after his arrest on corruption charges in Cape Town.

Buthelezi, who works for shipping company Safmarine, is out on R3 000 bail after he was arrested last week, allegedly minutes after he was handed a large amount of money by a potential service provider.

IFP senior leader Blessed Gwala on Sunday said that a decision on Buthelezi´s future would be taken later this week after details on his case were gathered.

Buthelezi was arrested by the Cape Town Commercial Crime Unit at a hotel in Woodstock with the money he allegedly took from the potential service provider still in his car.


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