Jacob Zuma: Pressure grows on South Africa president to stand down
Sunday - 04/02/2018 19:22
South African President Jacob Zuma is under growing pressure to step down following talks with senior members of his ANC party on Sunday.
Details of the talks were not revealed but party leaders are to hold an emergency meeting on Monday.
Mr Zuma, who faces corruption allegations, was replaced as ANC leader by Cyril Ramaphosa in December.
Analysts say party chiefs want to avoid a power struggle that could split the ANC before elections next year.
They are expected to begin the process to remove President Zuma through a formal recall or by introducing a motion in parliament.
The six most senior figures of the governing ANC party arrived one by one on Sunday at President Zuma's residence in Pretoria.
They remained tight-lipped as the talks ended but have called a meeting of the party's national working committee for Monday.
Julius Malema, an opposition leader and former ANC member, said on Twitter that Mr Zuma had refused to stand down.
He refused to resign and he told them to take a decision to remove him if they so wish to do so because he didn’t do anything wrong to the country. He’s arguing that he complied with all legal instructions including paying back the money, what more do they want from him