South Africa's ruling party finally turns against Zuma

JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign in an attempt to resolve a leadership crisis that has disrupted government business in one of Africa's biggest economies. ANC leaders must act "swiftly, but constitutionally" to remove Zuma so the "work of recovering our future, which was imperiled by his ruinous regime - characterized by incompetence, corruption, state capture and low economic growth - can begin in earnest," said Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, a group that promotes development. The ANC said it wants Zuma to be replaced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was elected party leader in December and has vowed to fight corruption.

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