South Africa main opposition party leader Zille will not stand for re-election

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Posted: Apr 12, 2015 7:36 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Leader of South Africa's main opposition party Helen Zille will not stand for the party's leadership position at its next electoral conference after eight years in the post, she told a news conference on Sunday.

"These kinds of decisions are a long time coming but in the end they are made suddenly. The time is right," said Zille, who is currently premier of Western Cape province.

(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; editing by Jason Neely)