The ANC has given President Jacob Zuma an ultimatum to resign as head of state by the end of Tuesday or risk being removed by Parliament.
ANC secretary general Ace Magashule delivered Zuma’s recall letter to the presidential guesthouse on Tuesday morning after the party’s highest decision-making body, the national executive committee (NEC), decided after a marathon meeting that he should go.
News24 has reliably learned that the balance of forces in the governing party had shifted “overwhelmingly” against Zuma and there was little sympathy for his perceived defiance of the ANC.
“Zuma is very emotional. He is speaking through the heart now. He is angry,” an inside source with knowledge of the discussions with Zuma said.
The ANC is scheduled to announce its decision to recall Zuma at 14:00.