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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:29 AM

4. Jacob Zuma defies order from South Africa's ANC to resign

Source: The Guardian

Jacob Zuma defies order from South Africa's ANC to resign

President given 48-hour ultimatum by ruling party to stand down or face being stripped of his office

Jason Burke in Johannesburg
Tue 13 Feb 2018 07.28 GMT

Jacob Zuma has defied an ultimatum from South Africa’s ruling party to resign within 48 hours, pitching the “Rainbow Nation” into an unprecedented political crisis.

The decision to tell Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of the highest decision-making body of the African National Congress near Pretoria, the administrative capital, late on Monday evening.

The meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) was called after it became clear over the weekend that nearly five days of talks between Zuma, who has been South Africa’s president since 2009, and the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who of the ANC in December, had failed.

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However a “defiant” Zuma demanded a three month “notice period” before resigning, one ANC official briefed on the conversation said on condition of anonymity.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/12/reports-that-south-africa-president-jacob-zuma-has-resigned-dismissed-by-anc

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