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Scandal-tainted South African president may be dumped by his party

JOHANNESBURG - Jacob Zuma, once a Teflon leader who was acquitted of rape, escaped corruption charges and survived multiple no-confidence votes in Parliament, has become an embarrassment to his party.

The South African president is under intense pressure to resign before his term ends next year. So far, he has refused to go. But as his enemies maneuver against him, Zuma could be ousted as early as Wednesday.

On Sunday, Zuma resisted calls

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