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President of South Africa Jacob Zuma was given 48 hours to resign

The political crisis in South Africa is gaining momentum. The ruling party of the country after a 13-hour hearing, decided to “withdraw” from the post of President Jacob Zuma.


Jacob Zuma. Photo: Reuters

The Executive Committee of the ruling party of South Africa — “African national Congress” (ANC) — has decided to “recall” Jacob Zuma as President of the country. About it reports Reuters, citing a senior source in the ANC. The solution, according to the interlocutor of the Agency, was made after a 13-hour meeting of the party leadership.

The Agency adds that the Executive Committee of the party has the right to dismiss the President of the country. However, subject to whether the head of state this order remains unclear.

Previously, the Agency, citing the state television channel SABC reported that the ruling party Zuma took 48 hours to make a decision about retirement . It was reported that the leader of the ANK Cyril of Ramaphosa went to the residence of the head of state to inform him of the decision of the party.

“We decided to withdraw Zuma [as President], but haven’t told him yet”, — quotes Reuters the words of your source. The interviewee said that when Ramaphosa returned after a conversation with Zuma, discussions about his resignation had been “tense and difficult”.

Comments from official representatives of the party and the President himself is not followed.

The political crisis in South Africa has become aggravated after in December of last year, the leader of the ruling party was elected Deputy Zuma and his opponent Cyril of Ramaphosa. The party is trying to transfer power from Zuma to Ramaphosa, despite the fact that the powers of Zuma as President expires in mid-2019.

Jacob Zuma is President of South Africa for the second time in a row. The first time he was elected President in 2009 in 2014 he was re-elected for a second five-year term.

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