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this is deja news coverage here live from berlin south africa's in battles president speaks out jacob zuma launches state radio that n.c. leaders have not given him any reason why he should resign and called six treatment of him unfair that's a response to the inseams ultimatum for the law to step down today offering a no confidence motion. also coming up the case of german journalist denis you chad he spent the past year behind bars in turkey on terrorism charges but insists his
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detention is politically motivated but now it appears there's new hope for his release. of all welcome to you i'm on the thought she south africa's president jacob zuma is refusing to heed courts to step down despite an ultimatum from his spotty that he leave today or face a vote of no confidence speaking on state television the embattled leader called moves against him by the ruling in c. party very unfair have a listen some of the leaders as they've been talking in the media and they repeated in that community that. we don't need to send those of power on the butt. because benaud two thousand aagot. then they hope.
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to remember that when we used to work for a. good time. national conference will be in c. . because one christine has been closely following that story and she's with me in the studio welcome christine another twist in the drama of south african politics we heard would presume also just a short while ago what was he trying to say he is effectively dismissing the argument that a lot of people in the a.n.c. have been using you will remember that when he succeeded in two thousand and nine that same on him it had been used that you had a president in office who didn't have the confidence off his party and therefore under what mandate was he governing the country and the same situation we have here where people argue that the a.n.c. has no give support to president jacob zuma and so if he insists on being in the state house under whose orders is he staying there because he's party has expressed that it doesn't have confidence that this was an attempt by the president zuma to
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essentially dismiss that argument of the two centers of power in c. one has said to him earlier today that he must resign today office would have little confidence what kind of procedure we're looking at well firstly he's gone on to sail to the to tell the party that he's not going to resign he doesn't see the the reason to hire e a he says i don't understand the rush firstly he says nobody has told me why i should resign i have done nothing wrong and i disagree with the decision and use it in the whole history of the a.n.c. he's never disagreed with the decision but he disagrees with this one and so he's effectively told the party if you want to remove me you're going to have to do this through parliament now there is already a motion of no confidence on the floor it was tabled by the opposition. m.p.'s are going to amend that slightly and then pass that let's listen the to the aid sees treasurer up or machete who's going to explain how they're then good to move forward after that fish. by tomorrow a motion of no question this will be tabled debate that to remove the president of
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the republic then all of the processes keep. of course there says the chief we've been to stuff they've decodes through that process it is a government which is also speak to precedent that the constitution i'll go out by two perhaps three months ago they say two days but we want to do things. and they want to do things very quickly in fact said the a.n.c. chief went as far as saying that if the the country's chief justice is available tomorrow they want to immediately ofter that after that no confidence vote vote in a new president the constitution provides a thirty day period for the national assembly to come to that decision but they say we want to bring in sara was as as early as possible it's this rush that president zuma says i don't understand why the hurry but we know from listening to the aides say yesterday that essentially this country is and is
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a desperate need of change of this is why the party is acting in the way that it is inclusive just so amazing because it's sounding so good hurt and upset by this whole development after the n.c.l. seem to resign he's given this long statement to state t.v. in which he says that you know he doesn't understand why you should go adored this if you listen to a little bit of what he said. as an indian seed leader that was saying we need to deal with these much properly. in terms. of our relations. and the president agree. so deal with matters properly is what zuma is saying but that's what the a.n.c. has been trying to do all along isn't essentially what he is alluding to here is he says at some point in the negotiations of his departure he agreed with a.n.c. presence around opposed to a delayed resignation he said that he would if for instance introduce sorum of course that to the brics summit introduce him to the african union summit for
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example he said that they had agreed that they would share the presidential duties such a share in a show of unity so that people could see that the a.n.c. was a united party and that of course people abroad would get the understanding that the agency is a united organization we understand that several was on board according to what zuma says with that until it was taken to the party structures the national executive committee who essentially said we don't agree with that sold them back the message to president zuma to say unfortunately the party has disagreed with that so does that kind of indicate that there are divisions within the a.n.c. party with one faction saying ok you can take your time the other saying no right now straight away today and we know we have the power lies right now because when we heard from the a.n.c. chief we've been treasurer of this morning that the party was going to proceed with a no motion over the motion of no confidence tomorrow that was pretty much telling that this is a party that no longer once zuma at the helm of the country that those who were fighting in his corner have been outnumbered by those who simply oppose him and
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it's come down to that a power struggle between. the camp and the jacob zuma camp and unfortunately he finds himself on the out riveting stuff christine when well thank you very much for bringing us up to date on the latest twists and turns of south african politics they surely. less articulate at some other stories making news around the want is really police have recommended prime minister binyamin netanyahu be charged with bribery fraud and breach of trust israel's attorney general must i examine the police recommendation decide whether to file charges a senior and i said netanyahu was not living up to the standards of the office netanyahu denies any wrongdoing. in new york a judge has sentenced the man convicted of planting bombs in downtown manhattan to life in prison plus thirty years and mccann a u.s. citizen was captured on video depositing pressure cooker bombs in september two thousand and sixteen no one was killed but purty people. denmark's royal
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palaces prince hendrik has died in marriage into the royal family becoming the husband of queen margarita the second and often complained he was never treated as an equal hendrick died in a sleep late on tuesday he was eighty three years old. chile's source of democratic party is in turmoil after the party leader martin should step down and the analysis has received the official endorsement of the party executive committee the still needs approval from the rank and file this comes ahead of a party vote on whether to join a coalition with germany's conservatives. it was exactly one year ago today that german journalist and his you tube was jailed by turkish authorities accuse him of terrorism and espionage charges but in says a politically motivated the german government is renewing calls for your child's release and it now seems there is hope the turkish prime minister has indicated
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there might be movement on eugenics case to win the case has been weighing heavily on german turkish relations. his colleagues in berlin are not giving up. they've been campaigning for dentistry just released since he was imprisoned a year ago the hash tag free dan is in plays and on the roof of his newspaper's offices. future as seen here on a truck show shortly before his arrest because according to turkish authorities he's been held on suspicion of producing terrorist propaganda and incitement to hatred but no charges have been brought and so far no court proceedings heechul spent months in solitary confinement and has only recently been moved to a normal cell. the relationship between berlin and ankara has been tense for some time and is huge as imprisonment is a big point of contention between the two countries. that argue america wants us to
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free a terrorist agent supposedly journalist who was hiding in a german consulate for a month i told her we have a justice system and he'll be put on trial and won't be released before that. germany has managed to gain consular access to you but insists that detaining him without charge is a human rights violation. let us make no mistake it is not in accordance with rule of law if an executive in this case turk is executive pre-judge as an individual as has publicly done to dennis you gel then is. dennis you jealous one of dozens of journalists currently being held in turkish prisons reporters without borders ranked turkey one hundred fifty fifth out of one hundred eighty countries in last year's world press freedom index. and to mark the
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one year anniversary office detention dennis usually has just released a book the text of which was smuggled out of his cell. spoke with doris a journalist and a close friend of your chess who published the book have a listen. some of the sack of you edited the book by denis you tell it's called we're not here just for fun after one year in prison that's quite an upbeat title for someone who still even knows what that charge is how it's done it's each are holding up and present well actually i don't know because i can't see him i didn't speak to him for one year he can't write emails so the only contact we have is through the lawyers and as far as i know by the lawyers and by his wife they are the only ones who can really see him they tell me that he's up to the conditions that he's ok now we just heard a statement by prime minister you'll durum suggesting that he expects significant
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movement in that case how do you view those comments do you expect a release of future anytime soon well actually it would be nice if it will come true at the end but he also said that he hopes for his release which is i guess very funny because we are hoping that for the first hour we heard that the news was in prison we had this hope that he would come free so hoping for getting somebody free is a little bit funny for a government. now we also heard from germany's foreign minister my god where he said basically that germany would be willing to do anything to make sure that dennis you child is released in the end how does he see his own position and how do you see his own position in these complex relations between iran by len well actually i can't speak in his voice but i think it's obvious and then he's made it obvious sign a few comments he made out of prison that he sees himself as
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a hostage obviously the government i don't know what will happen and i don't know if they change their mind but obviously because we don't have any indictment since one year obviously they wanted to keep the case and try to exchange him for something they want to have from germany so i think this was obvious if they not change their mind it would be very i would be very happy if they changed their mind and just letting him free but let's see. now the german chancellor is meeting the turkish prime minister here in on thursday what is your expectation what should the message of chancellor merkel be. well i also can speak as the chancellor but i hope that she will still make clear that they have to a little let him free or at least to push the justice to give the indictment so that we know why are they keeping them in prison thank you very much. so that was a daughter talking to my colleague michele. now america has
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treatment off him unfair very unfair. that serial news drop for now but do stay with the news business news is coming up next that's in our for a short break. learn german with. anytime anyplace. with you with jo jo and her friends. need to talk to the. machine spits you special.


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