- The ANC NEC has resolved to recall President Jacob Zuma from office
- Zuma has asked for a ‘3-month notice period’ so he can properly hand over power to Cyril Ramaphosa
- The ANC will invoke section 188.8.131.52 of its own constitution which deals with recalling the president
The African National Congress’ (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has resolved to recall President Jacob Zuma from office.
The decision was reached after a marathon 13-hour meeting in Pretoria, which started on Monday and finally ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Zuma reportedly asked for a three month notice period after which he would resign unconditionally. The notice period, according to Zuma, is to allow him to introduce Cyril Ramaphosa to international bodies such as the African Union, Brics and the UN.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC leadership has grown weary of negotiating with Zuma and want Ramaphosa to assume full control of the state as soon as possible.
The ANC will now invoke section 184.108.40.206 of its own constitution which deals with recalling the president.
The NEC is likely to officially inform Zuma of the decision during the course of Tuesday.
ANC sources indicate that NEC members were sceptical of Zuma’s motives for wanting to stay in power for an additional three months. As president Zuma would continue to be in control of the Cabinet and could ensure favourable deals for his family and friends.
It is unclear when the ANC will make an official announcement about developments.
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