The Thabo Mbeki Foundation welcomed the ANC national executive committee’s (NEC’s) decision to recall of President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue.
The foundation said on Tuesday that Zuma should tender his resignation to Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete.
It said the decision to recall Zuma, gives the ANC, as the governing party, the possibility to urgently and immediately attend to the many challenges and negative developments which have arisen during his tenure.
ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and his deputy, Jessie Duarte, delivered Zuma’s recall letter to the presidential guesthouse on Tuesday morning.
The foundation added that Zuma faced the possibility of prosecution for alleged criminal offences.
“It has been obvious for many years that the interests of our country would be best served if indeed Mr Zuma ceased to be president of the republic.”