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Zuma Against Changing South Africa's Constitution for Third Term

  • Changes to constitutions should be democratic, Zuma says
  • South Africa's ruling ANC is due to elect its leader in 2017
Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president.

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president.

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South Africa shouldn’t change its constitution to enable a sitting president to stand for a third term in office, President Jacob Zuma said.

“We are very clear about the two terms,” he said in an interview at his residence in the capital, Pretoria, on Tuesday. “The issue does not arise at all. I think it is very healthy for us here in South Africa that we don’t stay forever.”