The leadership of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has decided to give embattled President Jacob Zuma 48-hours to leave office with no deal over transition of power.
Reports say that the ANC took the decision after a 13-hour marathon meeting that lasted into the early hours of Tuesday morning with the resolutions reached during the gathering due to be formally communicated to Zuma in writing.
Earlier on, Vice President and leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa had urged South Africans to exercise patience with the ruling party as talks with Zuma for a transition of power continued.
Ramphosa revealed in a statement that he and Zuma had begun talks and hoped to conclude their discussions and report back to country “in coming days”.
The VP had said the process was an opportunity to conclude the matter without causing discord in the country.
Ever since he was elected into power, Zuma has overseen a tumultuous nine years marked by economic decline and numerous allegations of corruption which has resulted in calls for his exit from power.
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