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this is g.w. news and live from bird land high drama in south africa as president zuma defies his party's order to resign he says that he is being victimized in the a.n.c. status go by the end of the day if you will take it to parliament. also coming up zimbabwean opposition leader morgan talk to me has died after a long battle with illness we will look at his legacy.
i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us south africa's president jacob zuma is about to make an address to the nation it comes after he defied an order by his a.n.c. party to resign by the end of the day today or face a no confidence vote in parliament tomorrow now earlier zuma called the and sees moves against him unfair more on that address in just a moment but first this report. because president zuma remains defiant in a live television interview he responded to his party's coast to resign i didn't need to be for a new. one what i have done i'm far from the truth. no one has been able to provide what you say to that i've done so i found it very strange that i'm going to be told by my organization you now must go. because.
we now have three known president who must company. not to follow in any policy of the in c. there's nothing more that makes. early is in his party the african national congress agreed to remove him his refusal sets the stage for a no confidence vote in parliament a high ranking party official said the motion is already scheduled for thursday and decided to recall him since taking office in two thousand and nine zuma has been accused of numerous corruption scandals including making some deals with the influential gupta family on wednesday an elite police unit raided the family's luxury home in johannesburg detaining three people. the captors are accused of using their connections to the president to win lucrative state contracts and several of them his relatives work for the family's companies to raids to residents
and i think you ought to bottle it's about time this happened i think it one has been waiting for it even wondering why. it hasn't happened but now that it's happening i mean it starts but and as i say you know about time it happened i hope that any hidden secrets may come to the surface and this will give a lot of people in our country a bit of peace of my family and hopes that moving forward with south africa will be a bit of an easier task that destroys post in this war what was going on in here about it and then used and i just think it's quite a watershed moment in south africa to come and witness what's going. to zoom a successor would most likely be deputy president and a.n.c. party chairman cyril run oppose a hero have to tackle rampant corruption and cronyism to revive his party support ahead of next year's elections. and we are standing by at this hour the president
jacob zuma is actually expected to speak and pretoria. shortly that is of course after that televised interview earlier today where he had to ride of the decision and said that he had been victimized by the party so we will bring you that statement as soon as it comes here in here on david wu but in the meantime we would like to bring you some other news from around the world because germany's foreign minister has called for a german turkish journalist being held in a turkish jail to receive a fair and speedy trial dennis you child was arrested a year ago suspected of terror and espionage offenses and has still not been charged now gabriele's call comes after turkey's prime minister suggested that there may soon be movement in the case dennis you chel has continued to be in detention which has soured relations between ancora and berlin. this maximum security prison in istanbul is where denise is being held one year after
the journalist's arrest and no formal charges have been made so why the state nation it's a question for which turkish prime minister banally has a simple answer. on cause. it is not my decision to make but the courts. have both called and i hope that he'll be released soon. and i'm confident there will be development soon or not the. critics are don't feel that the judiciary will treat you case fairly. but you drams remarks have given germany renewed hope. in this time of the mystic that there will be a judgment soon so you are since i don't quite mourn and i hope it will be a dentist you chose a favor you always been working for weeks to ensure that happens in their lives and talking with. it is now up to turkey's high court to decide if one year will mark
the beginning or the end of you just incarceration. and for more let's bring in correspondent julie hahn who joins us this evening from istanbul yulia we just heard there turkey's prime minister basically hinting that there would be a development shortly is that just a negotiating tactic ahead of his meeting with german chancellor angela merkel or is there cause for hope well sara i don't think it's just negotiating tactics off the roll down as usual scase is the major obstacle when it comes to improving german turkish relations and that's what definitely once they won two men ties with germany unfortunately mr you didn't specify what he means by saying he is expecting developments shortly but he was again referring to the turkish court saying in the end it's up to the judiciary to decide unfortunately or
ironically the same to differ that couldn't come up with any formal charges any indictment in the past year which led many here to believe that in fact they don't have the necessary evidence to come up with such an indictment so what do i expect what will happen i don't think denis you joe was suddenly walking out of jail here in the symbol as a free man but the more likely scenario is that state prosecution ofter the government cleared the way will present a formal indictment and then at least a trial can start. let's talk a little bit more about that claim from the turkish prime minister saying that this is a matter for turkey's traditional system and that it's basically out of his hands is that correct. well first of all a president himself publicly blamed his usual for being a terrorist supporter and a foreign agent that already says
a lot about the political sphere has influence on any judicial decisions and then we saw another case of german human rights activist peter lloyd know who was released a few months ago in his case we saw that if the government is willing actually things can move ahead quite quickly and there are many critics here who don't believe in an independent judiciary anymore dennis here child for his part he says that he doesn't want to be part of any so-called. what might the turkish government want in return for his release. well for sure there is some kind of political bargaining going on right now of course behind closed doors but many people are sure that the turkish government is not willing to let them as usual go without getting anything in return the political or economic concessions repeatedly said they want germany to extradite members of the so-called movement these are the
people on correct claims to be behind. in turkey and some a twenty sixteen but again turkey has also threatened to reintroduce death penalty for these people so germany conscious to extradite them without breaching international human rights obligations so i think this isn't an option but then again there are other people turkey wants to return including certain secret service secret service employees there also talks about a potential tank deal germany modernizing turkish tanks in the end we don't know of course it's just speculation but the big question is how high will the price be that the german government has to pay for dens your freedom correspondent yulia han in istanbul thank you. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has work on the new middle east peace plan is fairly well advanced he was speaking after signing
a five year aid package for jordan president trump reversed decades of u.s. policy in december when he recognized as israel's capital. and israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has hit back at police a recommendation from those police that he faced corruption charges he described allegations that he accepted bribes as biased and extreme with holes like swiss cheese israel's attorney general must now decide whether to press charges. some for business news with helen humphrey and we have to talk about the u.s. markets of course absolutely some of the inflation data that katie data wrongfully invest is a little at the starts now u.s. stocks have pulled back off to stronger than expected inflation data set the mostly down initial trading on a wall street consumer prices the hoff eight percent up in january and that was driven by higher clothing call some a spike in the cost of car insurance now the annual rate held steady at two point
one percent market movements haven't been too dramatic yet with poor retail sales report going some way to offset those inflation fears. now that u.s. data came out just ahead of the market close here in europe so here's what our front markets reporter told us earlier about that european market reaction. that's right and it's an astonishing reaction you just said that the retail sales in the united states being a bit slower mitigated the effect of the inflation but you know everybody was staring so decidedly and waiting so intensely and anxiously for the inflation figure when i saw that two point one percent figure i thought that's going to make the dax tank and the rest stops and wall street and the euro and that's what happened initially but it's amazing it's been a long time since i've seen of recovery like this basically the dots being sent to jail not passing go not collecting two hundred dollars and immediately the get out
of jail free card again. some people you know what do you make of this recovery inflation and rate fears of the market know a but they're scrambling themselves for a really plausible explanation but this does show is the market still really nervous. about of course was a financial correspondent really brought in at frankfurt a little now an international donor conference to raise funds to rebuild iraq all three years of conflict has wrapped up in kuwait and iraq had been hoping to lure major investment from its allies and off to three days a month to secure thirty billion dollars in pledges will that figure still fulls fall short of the eighty eight billion dollars that baghdad is seeking and needs the war against the so-called islamic state reduced numerous iraqi cities to rubble and take a lot more money in time to breathe life back into the nation and its economy. rebuilding
a country after decades of war doesn't come cheap iraq estimates the cost of close to ninety billion dollars. q.h. the nation hosting the conference is one of many countries making financial commitments we are. going through to announce the state of kuwait's commitment to support our brothers in iraq by commissioning a one billion dollar loan under the mechanisms of the kuwait fund for economic development. would. go through but it's not all about loans iraq is especially keen to attract companies to do business it's offering projects in almost every area of its economy including the energy sector siemens c.e.o. joe kayser told t w his company is rebuilding for power plants about securing the availability of electricity is iraq's biggest challenge at present. the conference is taking place just two months after the country declared victory over the
so-called islamic state it's not cheeseman the government is hoping will convince international businesses that now is the time to invest in the country's future. and it's back over now to thank you so much talent well the leader of the opposition in zimbabwe morgan has died of cancer at the age of sixty five the announcement was made by the vice president of his political party the movement for democratic change. was his party's candidate in the controversial two thousand and two presidential election losing to robert mugabe. they are contested the first round of the twenty two thousand and eight election winning almost half of the vote they claim to have won a majority they held onto office until deposed last november. and for more we're joined by. a hearing from harare thank you so much for being
with us we know that child died in the clinic in johannesburg apparently he had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer his death will be an enormous blow to the opposition in zimbabwe won't it. definitely his death is a big blow to the opposition to use him back with. you for since one thousand nine hundred ninety is the man who has given the former president robert i'm glad it didn't run for his money and you contested the two thousand election two thousand and. subsequently up to two thousand and thirteen us this strong. opposition leader in zimbabwe and contesting alyson's. he has to do the test of time and you know in two thousand and eight it is say that the two worst snitched away from you know it when he listens but you did not.
present mistress it would not accept your speech you saw this is a big blow to the opposition. but if you learn it coming now when the opposition is facing another illusion in two thousand and eighteen now we know that tango right square was marked by a long political struggle against former president robert mugabe you know if he had been beaten and imprisoned numerous times what do you think his legacy will be will it be as a true democrat. definitely you know it's. if to fifty situation when you look at it is a defeat or mocking it's only right is to some he's a big icon in terms of fighting for democracy in zimbabwe because in the history of
opposition politics these no other men who mounted it challenges big tournaments for the actors and in even for prison. morgan so get it for these past years since two thousand and if you look at users log on the other say yes the head is on forwards and he's one mystics over the years but i think the achievements that hit danny governessing opposition of politics in zimbabwe who found michael we are his force that's years head over the years. now his death it comes only a month we know so tell us a little bit more privilege. currently the we zimbabweans getting really four lytton's for two thousand and eighteen and the new president you mustn't i know is in first place that elections are going
to go in. the next five months but only if you look at the opposition policies in zimbabwe the more it their weakest. now what incentive days leaving is in tatters because they are in fights right now even if we talk of the past two days there's been in fights in the but it's still. there three vice presidents in the party were all fighting to succeed him so the legacy that he's living now he's living the party not a healthy situation saw there of trying to come up with an alliance you only see it to mount it always here to. elicit and better or that is too shaky saw morgan saying there was the who preached us the force that would bring all of these functional fights or even the fragmentation that is within the
or was you know policy seems invalid simply is passed away privileges are the harry we want to thank you very much for your reporting as you mentioned zimbabwe an opposition leader morgan tsvangirai died after a long battle with illness we thank you very much. for. well it is day five of the winter olympics up young chang and a snowboarding legend has added another goal to to his medal tally me had a client of course as always following the action for us we have to talk about shot shaun white because he made it to the podium again you know he had some critics though that i mean you predicted this yesterday that he's going to probably wouldn't go today he finally did produce an absolute stellar performance in the pipe today course was a household name he's been around since two thousand and six losing his gold medal in sochi four years ago the trick he's doing now is what i call fourteen he didn't do it once but twice that's fourteen hundred forty degree turns altogether and he's
actually never cleanly landed this straight so that's why he's so happy now it would have landed i and then when the judge just finally give me the decision i absolutely did the copy is so so happy as i got this one that's when they would regain the gold he lost four years ago in sochi so after what a break to breathtaking run from him of course he talked about the trauma of sochi because of course it was very disappointing for him but also talk about today's victory let's have a listen stand there at sochi with the winning runs in my hands i just couldn't deliver it's like today was a it was a deja vu situation of the same thing i'm staying in there but i'm so proud to say that i've kind of like found the love of the sport again you know through my friends through my family the people that support me and i was able to stand up there and deliver the performance that i knew i could. and deliver he certainly did the germans also delivering leading the medal count aren't they are indeed some seven medals they have so far france so winning to get to one of two gold medals
today he's of course the nordic combined the nordic combined as a sport which combines ski jumping and what we're seeing here which is cross-country skiing so going into this this part of the event he was fit and the cross-country skiing is his best event you do this over the winter so you know how strenuous this sport is and you can see how strong is going up the hill and leaving his competitors in his wake and it's just about the edge of the line ahead of you call what's harvey retaining the goal that he won four years ago and so she's also the very first person because he is when he finally gets to get this gold medal. he was the first person to retain this medal in this event so quite a feat for him and they make it look so easy it is not that easy to do that meantime we have to say that the british team have some accusation when it comes to breaking the new the rules. well it's that they've got the all clear now but was a minor international round before the event starts because of course skeleton starts on friday these suits you here you see here skin suits they're very tight
very close the body in the brits have come up with a ingenious way of making their athletes it was that little bit faster but the problem was that an american athlete said they weren't sure if they were having an advantage and it was the rule states no elements whatsoever may be attached either outside of the race suit and the into the into look to the suits and they've decided that's not the case what the suits however do is they have a turbulence effect so that means that for example is an extra layer for example as the air around the suit which goes across that leg makes them fossett means a lot faster going down the tracks in the skeleton was about lose the of the day now skeletons even faster and you're going head to one hundred fifty kilometers per hour these people are going down these tracks and also have a drug resistant ridge which he sees in swimming for example the summer olympics those white lines you see when they're on the water it means that there's no traction this super super fast and that's how they get on the hill so. quick and that's that means the brits now have about a second advantage over the competition but it's all good they got the all clear so they probably will be going for the medals over the second is a lot and a competition like that absolutely on
a lighter note we have to talk about the swiss team because they're they're really going viral here and making the headlines which you know has nothing to do actually with their competition performances no no no this is actually have to do about the outside of competition to have a bit of fun of them to get it has a lot to do with the fact that you know these athletes don't have so to compete every day you have to wait so we can still do a lot to compete compete and this is fabio freestyle skier. very strong core muscles he was able to carry himself up the escalator i mean without twitching the incredible incredible so you know things get bored because they're not competing all the time and this is the result you've got essentially we're not sitting here cool runnings this was a cool runnings on a. it's going down the hallway here very dangerous and so the coach is on particularly happy with them doing this because they could course get injured for you to follow. them in four years' time in beijing though we know escalates a climbing and might even have special suits to go with it make a mechanic live with the very latest from the winter olympics thanks so much for
reporting on day five we will see you again tomorrow with a wrap up day six. well prosecutors in ethiopia have dropped charges against two bloggers who criticized the government they were arrested four years ago on charges of inciting violence it is the latest in a wave of political amnesty as announced by ethiopia's government last month opposition supporters have also been celebrating after one of their key leaders was released from prison. the thousands of opposition supporters thronged to the local stadium in adama to welcome home their hero the. secular galba credited his release from jail to people power was he called on supporters to keep up the pressure on the government. our struggle should not stop until no single prisoner fighting for his rights is left in the federal prison they should be free. but it's not enough that they free one or two that should set free
those who are fighting for truth justice and equality who others should be freed one by one from that home of death. hold. back a listed charged of inciting violence for his role in two thousand and fifteen protests over property rights and your role mia region the many of your roma ethnic group which makes up more than one third of ethiopia's population with your back to look for speaking up for their interests. dr was a hero not only for romeo but he's an example for all of africa like nelson mandela or rosa parks i'm very happy that we should continue the struggle with strength of so move back to lewis freed in the middle of a three day strike across the world mia to cross for the release of opposition activists and journalists who are still in jail. the it's like to bring us some breaking news now before we go reports are coming in that u.s.
police are responding to an ongoing shooting at a high school in southern florida the local sheriff's office said on twitter that there are some victims apparently of the shooter as still at large following that shooting at a florida high school in broward county that is according to the sheriff on twitter we are monitoring the life feed here on the w. and we will bring you the very latest on this active shooting situation in florida as soon as we get it. and the meantime would like to remind you of the top story that we have been following for you here at g.w. there's high drama in south africa as president zuma defies his party's order to resign those pictures earlier today when he said that he was victimized the a.n.c. meantime saying that he needs to go by the end of the day or that they will take it to parliament we are awaiting a press conference jacob zuma is supposed to speak again shortly at that podium and
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. in peace time who are the people making it possible what needs to happen if tolerance and reconciliation are to stand a chance of. darkness city's after war starting march tense on t w. held in a turkish prison for one year without charge the case of german journalist denis you child is in the spotlight as calls grow for his release and turkey's prime minister hints that his case could soon be resolved i'm sara kelly in berlin this is the day. you are the. formal part of this is the state may.