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ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'.

Source: Reuters

The decision comes on the back of a 13-hour meeting among the party's top officials.

Source: Deutsche Welle

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Zuma, a masterful politician who has escaped many dire predicaments throughout his career, would oppose the effort.

Source: New York Times

South African President Jacob Zuma was presented with two options by his party Monday: Resign within 48 hours or face dismissal.

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