Sunday, September 21, 2008

Political uncertainty in South Africa as Mbeki exits

South Africa's deeply unpopular President, Thabo Mbeki, has fallen on his sword.

Senior ministers are also likely to go, leaving a big political vacuum.

The ruling party pushed Mbeki to resign.

Why? The smell of corruption. Mbeki's future had hung in the balance after a senior judge inferred that Mbeki had interfered with the prosecution case against Jacob Zuma, the ANC party leader and Mbeki's chief rival for the top job.

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