South African President Mbeki resigns

This video from the USA says about itself:

Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks on the floor of the US House of Representatives to honor Nelson Mandela and speak in support of H.R. 5690, to exempt the African National Congress from treatment as a terrorist organization, such as being barred entry into the US.

From the BBC:

SA’s Mbeki says he will step down

South African President Thabo Mbeki will accept a call to resign by the governing African National Congress (ANC), his spokesman has said.

Mukoni Ratshitanga said Mr Mbeki would leave his post once “all constitutional requirements have been met”.

It comes days after a High Court judge suggested that Mr Mbeki may have interfered in a corruption case against his rival, ANC leader Jacob Zuma.

Mr Zuma was expected to succeed Mr Mbeki in scheduled elections next year.

Parliament is expected to meet in the coming days to formalise the resignations process, and is likely to appoint the parliamentary speaker as interim leader.

The decision to call for Mr Mbeki’s resignation was taken at a meeting of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

The ANC’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the NEC had “decided to recall the president of the republic before his term of office expires”.

He said Mr Mbeki “did not display shock” at the decision and had agreed to participate “in the process and the formalities”.

ANC split: here.

Chris Hani and the ANC: here.

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