South Africa: Zuma Sacks Finance Minister, 14 Others
There are strong indications that 15 ministers of the South African cabinet might have been sacked.
This comes as part of the fall out of an urgent meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) convened on Thursday night by President Jacob Zuma.
According to report, no names have been released, although it is said that nine ministers and six deputies have been fired.
At an earlier news briefing, it was gathered that President Zuma had hinted on his intention to remove the Minister of Finance, based on an intelligence report which stated that the Minister had set up meetings with people who could push for a change in government.
Meanwhile, a party source said that the President is considering to step down in 2018, at least 12 months before his term ends as South African President.
Mr Zuma is due to be replaced as leader of the African National Congress (ANC) at a party conference in December, after serving his allocated two terms.
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