No confirmation ANC Gauteng breaking ranks on Zuma

2016-04-12 12:09
President Jacob Zuma (File, GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma (File, GCIS)

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Johannesburg – There has been no official confirmation of a report stating that the ANC Gauteng’s Provincial Executive Committee has decided that President Jacob Zuma should step down as party leader and state president but a statement is expected, reports said on Tuesday.

A PEC statement was expected in response to the claims later on Tuesday, Eyewitness News tweeted.

This follows a report by Times Media stating sources as saying that a resolution was reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Attempts by News24 to get comment from numerous ANC members in Gauteng, including the provincial spokesperson Nkenke Kekana, were unsuccessful.

If the report proves true, the provincial branch will be the first to break away from the National Working Committee’s resolution that it accepted Zuma’s apology and the decision not to recall him.

The ANC in Limpopo earlier on Tuesday announced that it supported the National Working Committee’s decision to accept Zuma’s apology, News24 reported.

The Gauteng ANC claim also comes just days after the Greater Johannesburg branch called for Zuma to be removed from office or face the ANC's integrity and disciplinary committees.

Branch chairperson Sasabona Manganye said a letter had been sent to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, News24 stated.

Other prominent figures, including activists such as Ahmed Kathrada, Cheryl Carolus, Trevor Manuel, have come out to say that Zuma must go. Read more here.

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