It has been 10 days since the calling from the African National Congress (ANC)’s national executive committee (NEC) for President Jacob Zuma to resign and the president is still in office and there’s no word on whether he will heed the call to step down.
The ANC’s national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, says that if Zuma refuses to resign, the party has no option but to subject him to a parliamentary process.
“We never wanted the president to be subjected to a motion of no confidence and all those things. We hoped that the president would see reason and step down himself.”
Mantashe was addressing a Nelson Mandela centenary event in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.
However, during the ruling party’s press conference on Tuesday, its deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte says the ANC is reluctant to go to Parliament to remove the president via a motion of no-confidence.