President Jacob Zuma will be recalled as President of South Africa, following a meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) NEC on Monday night.
The decision was confirmed by Secretary General of the ANC, Ace Magashule, during a press briefing at Luthuli House on Tuesday afternoon. Magashule said the decision had been taken after exhaustive discussions within the top structures of the governing party.
“The ANC approach to this matter has at all times been informed by the interests of all the South African people. Sensitive of the need to handle this matter with dignity, the National Executive Committee once again sent a delegation to brief President Jacob Zuma about our decision, so this matter is speedily resolved,” said Magashule.
“The NEC received feedback from the delegation that met the President, who was once more pleading that this time was too short. Therefore, in its wisdom, the NEC decided as follows. 1-To recall its deployed Comrade Jacob Zuma, in accordance with the ANC Constitution.
“We also agreed there should be continuing interaction between officials of the ANC and President Jacob Zuma. The decision by the NEC to recall its deployee was only taken after exhaustive discussions. The decision of the NEC provides certainty to the people of South Africa.”