The flurry of speculation, long wait and anxiety all came to naught on Wednesday when ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa issued his first “clarity” statement on President Jacob Zuma’s future as head of state.

South Africa has been on tenterhooks since Sunday night when the ANC top six met Zuma to tell him that his time is up, followed by Monday’s special national working committee meeting, a postponed special national executive meeting on Tuesday and another meeting between Ramaphosa and Zuma later that night. ….more

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