ANC to formerly ask Zuma to step down

The decision to “recall” Zuma followed talks by senior party cadres that continued into the early hours of Tuesday

ANC to formerly ask Zuma to step down

The decision to “recall” Zuma followed talks by senior party cadres that continued into the early hours of Tuesday

13 February 2018 Tuesday 06:35
ANC to formerly ask Zuma to step down

By Azania Post Reporter

African National Congress, ANC, South Africa’s ruling party has taken action. They have decided to request President Jacob Zuma to step down after he refused, media reports say.

The decision to “recall” Zuma followed talks by senior party cadres that continued into the early hours of Tuesday.

Zuma, 75, does not seem to lessen his stance to hold onto power, which may force the parliament to call for a vote of confidence which he is expected to lose.

He came to power in 2009 but his administration has been dogged by corruption allegations.

NEC sources say Ramaphosa told them that Zuma had agreed to resign during their Tuesday meeting but then Zuma wanted to put 3 months stay in office condition. It was rejected by NEC.

The meeting took 13 hours to be concluded.

The ANC has not officially confirmed its plans, but party sources have described them to South African media outlets and Reuters news agency.

Zuma has resisted increasing pressure to quit since December when Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC.

It is unclear how Zuma will respond to the formal request to step down, which is expected to be issued later on Tuesday.

Earlier, Ramaphosa left the meeting of the ANC's national executive committee to travel to Zuma's residence, where he is said to have told the president he would be recalled if he did not step down. He later returned to the ANC conclave.

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