South Africa’s ANC says Zuma must leave office

FILE - In this Dec. 16 2017, file photo South African President Jacob Zuma, addresses delegates at the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg. Leaders of the ANC party are struggling to remove Zuma from office amid reports he asked for concessions in exchange for his resignation. The ANC says it will announce the results of a marathon meeting of its national executive committee later on Tuesday Feb, 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)


South Africa’s ruling party says it expects President Jacob Zuma to respond tomorrow to its declaration that he leave office after rising public anger over multiple scandals.

Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the African National Congress, says the party’s national executive committee has decided to “recall” Zuma.

If Zuma refuses his party’s instruction, the matter could go to parliament for a vote on a motion of no confidence.

Magashule says “it’s obvious” that the party wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma.

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