Day zero for Zuma? South Africa’s president negotiates departure
By France 24
13 February 2018 | 10:26 am
It's a watershed moment for South Africa and the party of Nelson Mandela. The leadership of the African National Congress is expected to force out Jacob Zuma. Will the president go quietly? Can he negotiate a deal in the face of long-looming corruption allegations?
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