Zuma will be removed by motion of no confidence on Thursday if he does not resign today

Zuma will be removed by motion of no confidence on Thursday if he does not resign today

- The ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile says the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to resign from office is today

- The ANC’s Parliamentary caucus has agreed to table a motion of no confidence against Zuma for Thursday

- Mashatile says the caucus agreed unanimously to vote against Zuma should the matter reach the floor

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President Jacob Zuma’s fate looks to be sealed this as the ANC announced that if he refuses to resign today he will be voted out of office by a motion of no confidence on Thursday.

African National Congress treasurer general Paul Mashatile announced that the deadline for Zuma to resign is today. Mashatile said the ANC’s Parliamentary caucus had unanimously agreed to not only table a motion of no confidence against Zuma but to support it.

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The ANC’s Parliamentary caucus met in Cape Town on Wednesday morning to discuss the National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision to recall Zuma.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, will schedule the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) motion of no confidence for Thursday afternoon, the ANC will from there amend the motion on the floor.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said time constraints prevented the ANC from formalising its own motion of no confidence against Zuma and the best option for the ANC was to amend the EFF’s motion.

Mashatile also announced that ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa would deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) possibly before the budget speech which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 22 February.

The ANC said all Parliamentary and Constitutional processes arising from recalling Zuma would now be allowed to take place.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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