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The ANC has finally taken the decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, following weeks of talks between the National Executive Committee, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma.
Of course, it remains to be seen whether the president will resign, as he is not constitutionally required to accede to the party’s demands. It suggests that a motion of no-confidence will be tabled if Zuma refuses to go.
The press conference was also noteworthy as it was chaired by secretary general Ace Magashule and deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, being two of Zuma’s more notable supporters within the party.
Here’s how international publications reported on the news on social media.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress — Nelson Mandela’s party — demands President Jacob Zuma resign in the wake of corruption allegations https://t.co/C23LixQgfN
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 13, 2018
South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go https://t.co/WHZrG7P1n2
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 13, 2018
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) February 13, 2018
ANC rejects South African President Jacob Zuma’s bid to delay resignation https://t.co/mFuUAV7mKN
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 13, 2018
— Bloomberg (@business) February 13, 2018
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 13, 2018
— ITV News (@itvnews) February 13, 2018
South Africa’s ruling party says President Jacob Zuma must leave office https://t.co/8AbA2J8f6g
— The Independent (@Independent) February 13, 2018
South African President Jacob Zuma vows to stay for up to SIX MONTHS https://t.co/OStFR3djzT
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) February 13, 2018
— Kim Hjelmgaard (@khjelmgaard) February 13, 2018
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