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2008-09-22 09:30:00

President Thabo Mbeki went on national television Sunday to announce his resignation and deny that he pressured prosecutors to go after rival Jacob Zuma, whose supporters forced the South African leader from office. Mbeki's departure leaves the ruling African National Congress bitterly divided. - Los Angeles Times the successor An interim president, probably parliament speaker Baleka Mbete, is expected to be named this week. ANC's leader, Jacob Zuma, is likely to run for the office in...

2008-09-21 18:00:02

South African President Thabo Mbeki officially delivered his resignation to the parliamentary speaker Sunday, ending his term in office. The Times in Johannesburg, South Africa, reported Mbeki's resignation followed the African National Congress national executive committee's decision to oust him. Mbiki had drawn criticism for not joining the ANC's fight against corruption charges against ANC President Jacob Zuma. "Today I handed a letter to the speaker of the speaker of the national...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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