The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has resolved to recall President Jacob Zuma at its 8-hour long meeting in Irene on Monday.
At around 23:00 on Monday night, Cyril Ramaphosa left the hotel in Irene and his motorcade was later spotted entering Mahlamba Nlopfu, President Zuma’s official residence. It is there where ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule and ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa ent to inform Zuma that the NEC had recalled him.
Breaking ANC NEC has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma after he earlier refused to resign. Sources say the meeting turned down Zuma’s request for a 3 months stay. The ANC will write to him a letter on its decision, then they will hear from Zuma. @TeamNews24
— Mahlatse Mahlase (@hlatseentle) February 13, 2018
However, some sources who spoke to News24, say Zuma has been given 48 hours to resign, if he refuses he will be removed via parliamentary proceedings.
According to some NEC sources, Ramaphosa told them that Zuma had agreed to resign during their Tuesday meeting but then Zuma wanted to put 3 months stay in office condition. It was rejected by NEC.
The NEC is, according to the ANC’s constitution, mandated to remove its public office bearers.
On Sunday morning, News24 reported that cautious NEC members want the party’s highest decision-making body, between conferences, to also give the Parliamentary caucus a mandate to support a motion of no confidence against Zuma, in case he defies the NEC decision to recall him.
Will Zuma resign or be embarrassed through a recall? It’s only a matter of time.