It’s over for Zuma

President Jacob Zuma attends the ANC's 101 years celebration rallyat the Kings Park stadium in Durban on Saturday, 12 January 2013. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG –  The ANC NEC has called for an emergency meeting to discuss and decide Jacob Zuma’s fate on the 7th of February in Cape Town.

With mounting pressure for president Zuma to resign, he remains put, as he refuses to leave the office of the presidency. The ANC top 6 is calling for him to go, it is hard too see if Zuma has any more room to move. The meeting will be held on the eve of the State of the nation.

During the top six meeting at the presidency home in Pretoria on Sunday, the ANC top brass wanted to negotiate his exit as a source to News 24 said, “He told the NEC that he wants to make a presentation to the NEC, but it was rejected. One member said the NEC is not a trial and when he fired the other ministers they didn’t come to NEC to argue their case. Like them he is a deployee of the party”.

Within the ANC some members fear that if Zuma is recalled, the SONA address will likely be postponed. Political analyst Prince Mashele is pessimistic about the state of the nation, the ANC has never been so divided. “We’re a lost country… we’re governed by a lost ruling party. It’s unprecedented that an emergency NEC meeting is held a day before Sona.”

The NEC will also discuss preparations of the SONA as address  schedule to take place on Thursday.

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