A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have helped push back the dreaded “Day Zero”.
Without rain, Cape Town could run out of water by July 9, city authorities predict.
Ramaphosa, in brief remarks to parliament, said he would work hard “not to disappoint the people of South Africa”.
Deputy president since 2014, Cyril Ramaphosa has been the country’s dominant politician since he replaced Zuma as leader of the ruling African National Congress in December.
Zuma appeared to be threatening instability in the organisation that he has served his whole life – a last roll of the dice for a politician for whom the usual rules of political engagement never seemed to apply.
In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him toward an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as party president in December, but would accept its orders.
The decision by the ruling party’s national executive came after 13 hours of tense deliberations and one face-to-face meeting between Zuma and his presumed successor, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.
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With barely a few months worth of water left in its reservoirs and a fast approaching ‘Day Zero’ – the day taps run dry – all residents and tourists have been asked to do their bit.
Steps are being taken to lay charges and seize assets of people and companies allegedly involved in corruption.
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In a portent of a Mad Max-like situation, South Africa’s Cape Town has less than 90 days’ worth of water left in its reservoirs.
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Zuma is in a weakened position after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the ANC last month, narrowly beating Zuma’s ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
The ruling is the latest judicial setback for Zuma, who has faced widespread public demands to step down as president of Africa’s most industrialised economy before an election in 2019.
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A report a year ago by South Africa’s anti-graft agency known as Public Protector recommended a judicial probe be held to look into allegations of systemic corruption by Zuma, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned companies.
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KwaZulu Natal province, situated on the east coast of South Africa, is the ancestral home of the scandal-prone president and will also command most votes at the ANC’s national conference in December.
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President Robert Mugabe is also in South Africa for a summit, complicating dilemma as South Africa already has a difficult relationship with Zimbabwe.
About 30 ANC MPs sided with the opposition in the secret ballot, leaving Zuma with what one commentator said might prove to be a pyrrhic victory.
Zuma survived a close parliamentary no-confidence vote that would have forced him from office, provoking passionate support and opposition across the country.
Zuma’s critics have been calling for a secret ballot in the hope it will embolden lawmakers from his African National Congress party to support his removal.
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