Zuma will be recalled, sources say after NEC meeting

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Mmusi The country will today receive official confirmation from the ANC on whether party leaders have resolved to recall President Jacob Zuma. 

The NEC has held marathon talks at Saint George’s Hotel in Pretoria on Zuma’s future as president of the republic.

Media reports have quoted unnamed sources who say Zuma will be recalled as head of state.

Others though are reporting that the ANC will write to Zuma, ordering him to stand down as president.

The early morning reports come on the back of calls by opposition parties for Parliament to be dissolved.

They also want ordinary South Africans to take to the streets when a motion of no confidence is brought against Zuma in Parliament this month.

They’ve been meeting in Cape Town yesterday.  The DA’s Mmusi Maimane says they have decided as an opposition collective that they can’t sit and wait for the outcome of ANC meetings.

“We are calling all South Africans to say on the day of that march – South Africans from all walks of life – must march in their numbers to insist that Jacob Zuma must be removed as a matter of urgency,” he says.

The EFF’s Julius Malema says they will go to court if they don’t hear from National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete today.

“When you say Zuma must go and fold your arms – you are unwittingly saying Cyril Ramaphosa must come in. We are not part of that. The problem is not Zuma, or Ramaphosa. The problem is the ANC,” he says.

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