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Zuma Sees Western Plot, Enemy Collaborators in Call to Quit

  • South African president says critics work with opposition
  • Zuma denies he was responsible for ruling ANC election losses
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Zuma Survives Bid by Top Party Officials to Oust Him

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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma blamed a western plot and opposition collaborators for the bid by officials in the ruling party to oust him as the nation’s president as he refused to resign, saying he won’t hand himself over to his enemies.

The president’s outburst came at a meeting of the African National Congress’s National Executive Committee near Pretoria, where officials including some cabinet ministers said he must step down, said a person who attended a three-day gathering and asked not to be identified because the party hasn’t commented. The meeting ended late Monday.