Cape Town – The ANC has confirmed that the planned national executive committee (NEC) meeting has been cancelled after a “constructive discussion” between President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town yesterday. ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte told News24 that the two agreed to work together. “Ramaphosa sounds extremely happy,” she added.
The ANC’s top six met with Zuma over the weekend in an unsuccessful bid to persuade him to resign, after which the top six met with the party’s national working committee (NWC) on Monday evening. The NWC then convened an urgent meeting of the NEC for Wednesday evening in Cape Town. The NEC is the body that can recall the state president.
This comes after Parliament’s presiding officers announced the postponement of the State of the Nation Address, which was supposed to be delivered by Zuma on Thursday.