- Zuma's refusal to resign might just boil down to him throwing a monumental temper tantrum
- He claims that Ramaphosa misled the ANC by offering an alternative account of their negotiations
- The ANC now faces a troubling situation, if Zuma refuses to resign Parliament is the only way to remove him
According to sources within the ANC, Jacob Zuma told some of his allies that he has refused to resign because Cyril Ramaphosa made him angry.
Zuma is said to believe that Ramaphosa went back on his word and did not honour an agreement he and Zuma had made on Tuesday last week.
Briefly.co.za learned that the embattled state president said that when he met Ramaphosa they agreed that they would work together to unite the party and Zuma would deliver the State of the Nation Address. The two would then embark on a roadshow to the provinces to present a united ANC to the voters and Zuma would resign in three months according to the sowetanlive.co.za.
Zuma denied making any demands for immunity but that Ramaphosa had offered that the state would cover his legal fees for his cooperation with the state capture investigation. Zuma became angry when Ramaphosa revealed their discussion to the ANC caucus and presented a different version of their agreement.
The ANC NEC decided to finally recall Jacob Zuma. The ANC believed that Zuma would respect the party's request that he resign.
However, when the decision to recall Zuma was officially presented to the president he became defiant and made a promise to respond publicly but would no resign.
When Ramaphosa and Magashule returned to the NEC with Zuma's response it led to a lengthy debate which ended early on Tuesday morning.
When Magashule met with Zuma on Tuesday it is believed that he tried to convince Zuma not to defy the ANC.
This leaves the ANC in a difficult situation where their only option to remove Zuma is through Parliament, either through a no-confidence vote or impeachment.
Zuma had threatened the ANC that there would be severe consequences if the party tried to remove Zuma.
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