South Africa: ANC ‘decides Zuma must go’
If Zuma refuses to resign, he will face a vote of confidence in parliament
13/02/2018 12:05 PM
PICTURED: President Zuma (Photo credit: REUTERS/ SUMAYA HISHAM)
SOUTH AFRICA’S ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, according to BBC Africa.
The reported decision to “recall” him followed talks by senior party officials that continued into the early hours of Tuesday (Feb 13).
If Zuma refuses to resign, he will face a vote of confidence in parliament that he is expected to lose.
BBC Africa reports that the ANC has not officially confirmed its plans but party sources have described them to South African media outlets and Reuters news agency.
According to local media, Zuma is angry with Ramaphosa after the pair reportedly agreed to a timeframe for his resignation — including delivering the cancelled State of the Union address last week.
The ANC has called a press conference for 2 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET) Tuesday.
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Posted on: 13/02/2018 12:05 PM