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African President Zuma faces recall

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 14, 2018

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Tuesday, confirmed that it will recall South African President Jacob Zuma.

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said this when briefing the media in Johannesburg about the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Monday night. He said the NEC resolved to recall Zuma and will brief Parliament caucus on Wednesday.

Magashule also said that President Jacob Zuma agreed in principle to resign, proposing a notice period of 3 to 6 months.

Zuma is expected to respond to the recall on Wednesday, said Magashule.

The NEC convened a special meeting on Monday in Pretoria. At about 10:30 p.m., ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa left the meeting and drove to Zuma’s official residence.

Local media said this was to inform Zuma of the NEC’s decision that he should leave office.


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