The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) convened a special meeting on Monday, 12th February 2018 at the Saint George Hotel, Tshwane.
According to the party, the meeting was called to reflect on the current situation as it pertains to the position of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Comrade Jacob Zuma.
The NEC said it received a report from the Officials on their engagement with President Zuma. These engagements had been informed by the commitment to pursue firstly the interest of the country and the ANC and the determination to handle the matter with utmost dignity.
The NEC confirmed that the President had agreed in principle to resign and had proposed time frames extending from three to six months.
The NEC therefore decided as follows:
- To recall its deployee, Comrade Jacob Zuma, in accordance with Rule 126.96.36.199 of the ANC Constitution, which accords the NEC the authority to “recall any public representative”.
- There should be continuing interaction between the officials of the ANC and the President of the Republic.
The party says decision to recall its deployee [President Jacob Zuma] was taken only after exhaustive discussion on the impact such a recall would have on the country, the ANC and the functioning of government.
ANC said its decision to recall the President will be communicated publicly and through appropriate forums to all structures of the ANC, Alliance Structures and all the Mass Democratic Formations.
“All necessary parliamentary processes that arise from this decision will now ensue.” – ANC