South Africa State of Union Speech Postponed Amid Pressure on Zuma to Resign

South African President Jacob Zuma's state of the union address, scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed, placing more pressure on the embattled president to resign. The postponement of the address was announced Tuesday by Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete before reporters in Cape Town. "We thought that we need to create room for establishing a much more conducive political atmosphere in parliament," Mbete said. Zuma has been under growing pressure to quit since being replaced as head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December. Zuma's presidency, marred by corruption...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 6 February

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