NEWS JUST IN: #ANCNEC to recall Zuma
Pretoria - The ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) has resolved to recall President Jacob Zuma, according to several reports on Tuesday.
However, there has been no official confirmation from the party.
The decision to recall Zuma was taken at a marathon meeting of the party which started on Monday afternoon and ended on Tuesday morning at 3am.
The meeting was called to discuss Zuma’s fate.
Just before midnight, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa left the venue in Irene followed by his motorcade, to go deliver a message to Zuma - that the NEC wants him to resign within 48 hours or they will recall him.
Ramaphosa was accompanied by ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule.
NEC members never left the venue as they waited for feedback.
Ramaphosa and Magashule spent less than hour at Zuma’s residence in Pretoria, before returning to St George Hotel.
Zuma refused to resign when told of the NEC decision, News24 reported.
He will now be presented with a letter confirming the NEC’s decision.
Business Day reported on Monday that Zuma had asked to be given three months notice before he could resign. This demand was apparently rejected by the NEC.
Ramaphosa and Zuma had been meeting since last week, in an attempt to strike a deal.
A previous meeting between Zuma and ANC officials was fruitless as Zuma refused to resign.