Zuma may face Parliament Confidence Vote as last resort as ANC wants him resign
If President Jacob Zuma refuses to heed the resignation call by his party, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), he may have to face the vote of confidence at the Parliament.
Since the president is not legally bounded by the ANC recall decision, he will be legally bounded by the vote of confidence which he is expected to lose.
Reports, earlier today said marathon talks by senior party officials that continued into the early hours of Tuesday have asked Zuma to resign.
President Zuma, who has been in power since 2009 has been dogged by corruption allegations.
The ANC has not officially confirmed its plans but party sources have described them to South African media outlets and Reuters news agency.
He has resisted increasing pressure to quit since December, when his Deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule visited the embattled president at his official residence in the capital, Pretoria, and officially informed him of the party’s decision to “recall” him at a meeting of its top leadership body, the national executive committee (NEC), reports say.
It is unclear how Mr Zuma responded, and his office has not yet commented.
Earlier, Mr Ramaphosa left the meeting of the ANC’s NEC to travel to Mr Zuma’s residence, where he is said to have told the president he would be “recalled” if he did not step down. He later returned to the ANC conclave.
President of South Africa may have given his best to public service of his home country. But his best is not enough for South Africans. The ghosts of numerous criminal cases of corruption rape levelled against him years back have refused to rest in perfect peace.