#Mandela100 heralds new beginning for SA, says hopeful Ramaphosa

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Foundation Remembers Madiba's Release

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Foundation Remembers Madiba's Release

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will "conclude" their discussion on Zuma's exit as head of state within the next 48 hours, after which the outcome will be announced to the nation, News24 has reliably been told.

He was addressing a crowd at the Grand Parade in Cape Town on Sunday, where the ANC held a rally to mark Nelson Mandela's centenary. Politically, however, that case never went away: The opposition vowed not to let the matter drop, and has since used it to illustrate its lack of faith in the president through eight no-confidence votes in relation to his alleged corrupt acts before and during his presidency.

SACP Western Cape chairperson Benson Ngqentsu said: "The longer you keep president Zuma in power, the worse off for the people, the worse off for South Africa".

The decision follows talks between the ANC's top six officials and Zuma on Saturday night to discuss the transition of power, said the people, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter.

He was speaking at the launch of the ANC's celebration of the 28 years since former president Nelson Mandela was released from the Victor Verster prison in Cape Town. "Allow Cyril Ramaphosa to execute and use his art and his personality to manage this", Mantashe said. "It is therefore important that we manage the discussions that are now underway with care and objective, ensuring that we place the interests of South Africa first".

Although Zuma's term ends next year, his legal woes have made his continued leadership unacceptable to the new ANC, which faces perhaps the toughest election challenge since democracy in 1994. The two have quarrelled in recent months, with Ramaphosa publicly criticising Zuma's decision previous year to fire his respected finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his failure to tackle corruption.

Ramaphosa said he wanted to replace "a period of difficulty, disunity and discord" with "a new beginning" for the party, and he vowed to tackle corruption that has tarnished Zuma's government. On that euphoric day, a bearded Ramaphosa held the microphone for Mandela as the anti-apartheid leader who would become South Africa's first black president addressed well-wishers.

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly tabled a number of conditions which will need to be fulfilled before he steps down as South Africa's president.

The Treasurer General says churches have a particular significance for the ANC because of the enormous role they played in the liberation struggle.

"In defence of Madiba's legacy, we will continue to wage a relentless war on corruption and mismanagement of the resources of our country".

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