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2008-09-25 12:00:18

South Africa's parliament Thursday appointed Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president of the African National Congress, as the country's interim president. Motlanthe was sworn in and succeeds outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, who stepped down at the request of the ANC, CNN reported.

2008-09-25 09:00:19

South Africa's Parliament is expected to tap Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy leader of the African National Congress, to succeed Thabo Mbeki as president.

2008-09-23 12:00:20

By Claire Soares The ANC leader Jacob Zuma has sought to reassure South Africans there would be a smooth transition of power following the ousting of President Thabo Mbeki, but left them waiting to hear who will act as caretaker-president until next year's elections.

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.

2008-09-22 09:00:19

Excerpt from report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency ANC president Jacob Zuma hinted on Monday that his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe would become acting president, but stopped short of confirming this.

2008-09-22 03:00:02

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 22 September [Report by Clare Nullis: "Mbeki Resigns After Losing Power Struggle"] South African President Thabo Mbeki told the nation Sunday that he had resigned, having lost a power struggle to a rival tainted by allegations of corruption but poised now to lead the country.

2008-09-21 15:00:12

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency President Thabo Mbeki officially started his final cabinet briefing at 4.40 p.m. [local time] at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Sunday.

2008-09-21 09:00:12

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 20 September [Unattributed report: "Mbeki To Address Nation Sunday"] South African President Thabo Mbeki will address the nation after a special cabinet meeting Sunday [21 September], the government said, after Mbeki on Saturday [20 September] said he would accept calls for his resignation.

2008-09-20 15:00:18

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency [Report by Mirah Langer] JOHANNESBURG Sept 20 - While the ANC said president Thabo Mbeki's agreement to resign on Saturday will help stabilise the country, some opposition parties and analysts expressed deep concerns for its ramifications for SA [South Africa].

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