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Mandela's Former Wife Says Zuma Will Only Go If ANC Forces Him

  • Court ruled that Zuma broke constitution over house funding
  • Zuma under pressure to quit from ANC veterans, opposition

Nelson Mandela’s third and last wife, Graca Machel, said that while many South Africans want President Jacob Zuma to step down after courts ruled that he broke the constitution and corruption charges against him should be reinstated he will remain in place until the ruling party wants him to quit.

Zuma, 74, is facing calls to leave office from struggle veterans who were imprisoned with Mandela and opposition parties. In addition to the court rulings the African National Congress is investigating if his friends, the Gupta family, have influenced government appointments after two ANC officials said they were offered ministerial posts by them.