CAPE TOWN- Several media reports are reporting that the ANC has come to decision to recall president Jacob Zuma after he refused to resign.
The ANC NEC meeting on Monday lasted several hours, as reports surfaced after 3am that they had come to a compromise to recall Zuma.
This brings the stand of between ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma to an end, that has been dragging on for over a week, but reports are still reporting that Zuma still has been asked to step down by the NEC.
Ramaphosa said about the meeting on Sunday at the Mandela centenary celebration in Cape Town, “As the leadership of the African National Congress, we are currently engaged in discussions around the transition to a new administration and specifically to resolve the issues of the position of the President of the Republic,” he said.
“The successful resolution of this matter has significant consequences for the country and for the African National Congress.”
Ramaphosa didn’t provide any detail on the discussions he had with Zuma. However, he said it was important that these discussions were managed with “care and purpose”.
Breaking ANC NEC has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma after he earlier refused to resign. Sources say the meeting turned down Zuma’s request for a 3 months stay. The ANC will write to him a letter on its decision, then they will hear from Zuma. @TeamNews24
— Mahlatse Mahlase (@hlatseentle) February 13, 2018
According to the ANC constitution, the NEC now has mandate to remove its public office bearers.
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