ANC to hold briefing after fierce debate on Zuma's fate

2016-11-28 21:40
President Jacob Zuma (File)

President Jacob Zuma (File)

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Pretoria – Following an NEC meeting that went late into Monday night, the African National Congress announced that it will be holding a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

Speculation was rife over whether President Jacob Zuma would survive a vote on either recalling him or stepping down as leader.

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi asked Zuma to resign, News24 reported earlier on Monday. They were strongly supported by ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu.

The president's alleged improper relationship with the Gupta family, the decline in ANC support during local government elections and the Nkandla scandal were used as bases for him to step down.

The ANC NEC meeting, scheduled to end on Sunday, was extended to Monday as a "rough", "fierce" and "robust" debate over his fate had not been concluded.

The briefing will be held at party headquarters, Luthuli House, in Johannesburg.

Read more on:    anc  |  derek hanekom  |  aaron motsoaledi  |  jackson mthembu  |  thulas nxesi  |  jacob zuma  |  politics

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