Zuma expected to put up a fight: Sources allege he'll respond, but won't resign

Zuma expected to put up a fight: Sources allege he'll respond, but won't resign

- Calls for Zuma to step down have grown increasingly strong, even within the ANC

- The President met with Ramaphosa on Monday to once again discuss his resignation but sources say he will not step down

- The ANC NEC is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday afternoon regarding their decision to oust Zuma

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According to sources close to the discussions between Ramaphosa and Zuma, the president of South Africa has said that he would respond in public to an official decision taken by the NEC.

President Jacob Zuma has agreed to respond to a formal decision by the ANC’s national executive committee to recall him from office‚ but he is expected to put up a fight.

The source said Zuma’s response is likely to be “controversial”‚ while another added that he will not go quietly.

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ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa pleaded with him on Monday to resign from office, a plea Zuma rejected.

Zuma expected to put up a fight: Sources allege he'll respond, but won't resign

Zuma rejected pleas from Ramaphosa for his resignation

In response, Briefly.co.za learned the ANC’s national executive committee decided to recall Zuma as head of state‚ with no deal and an ultimatum.

At the time of the meeting‚ a majority view that he should be recalled was held, but the decision wasn't final.

One source said Ramaphosa personally pleaded with Zuma to leave office but he responded “in no uncertain terms” that he will not resign.

ANC leaders believe that his demeanour last night showed a man who is not ready to relinquish power.

The decision to recall Zuma was taken around 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, once Ramaphosa and ANC secretary general Ace Magashule returned to the NEC.

The meeting accepted the decision to formally issue a recall to Zuma in writing.

Magashule is due to brief the media to give a formal update on Tuesday afternoon.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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