Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma

Feb 05, 2018, 00:50
Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma

The ANC's national executive and working committees have instructed the top six - led by Cyril Ramaphosa - to manage the transition of power from Zuma to Ramaphosa‚ and most recently‚ to tell Zuma to step down.

The meeting with Zuma was expected to take place later in the evening.

Zuma, who has not said whether he will step down voluntarily before his second term as president ends, has been deserted by several prominent allies in the ANC since Ramaphosa took over leadership of what is the only party to govern South Africa since the end of apartheid.

In a fresh attempt to kick out President Jacob Zuma, 75, the embattled leader is gearing up for another no-confidence vote this month as splits within his own party threatens to undo him. Although Zuma retains the support of a faction within the ANC, he no longer holds a top post.

Mantashe says Sunday's meeting is crucial. There was no immediate comment from an ANC spokeswoman.

Top officials of the ruling African National Congress are to meet on Sunday with President Jacob Zuma to discuss his departure from office, the Johannesburg-based Sunday Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The direction of the legislative organ decided the non-confidence motion against the head of State will not be analyzed until after that speech by the President and the afterward report on the national budget, in charge of Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, scheduled for February 21.

Some opposition political parties have also called for the postponement of Thursday's address, saying that the president is not fit to deliver it.

SowetanLIVE said it had been informed by sources that the officials would inform Zuma to resign or face Parliament where he would be impeached or face a motion of no confidence against him.

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