The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided to recall Jacob Zuma as head of state after a special meeting on Monday 12 February that lasted 13 hours.
The ANC will now invoke section 188.8.131.52 of its constitution, which deals with the recall of a president.
The ANC has not made a formal announcement.
Zuma reportedly asked to stay for the next few months to attend an African Union meeting and the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit.
According to reports the NEC has decided that Ramaphosa must be sworn in as President.
At about 10.30pm, Ramaphosa left the meeting and drove to Zuma’s official residence in Pretoria to inform him of the NEC’s decision that he should leave office. About 90 minutes later, Ramaphosa’s cavalcade returned to the hotel to report back to the NEC.
Here are some tweets on the matter
— Thabiso Sithole (@ThabisoSithole) February 12, 2018
#ZumaExit – At some point during the meeting ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa and party Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, left the venue to inform Zuma, who was at his official residence in Pretoria, of their resolution: either he resigns or they recall him https://t.co/8oqK4JB80l
— eNCA (@eNCA) February 13, 2018
President #JacobZuma is said to have rejected an ultimatum to resign within 48 hours. Reports suggest #Zuma requested to stay on for 3 more months. The NEC has reportedly rejected that… @SABCNewsOnline
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) February 13, 2018
Before the opposition jumps to claim victory at the political carcas in Irene, let’s take a moment to thank
for chipping away at this elephant for the past decade.
Salut. #ANC #ZumaExit #Zuma #ANCNEC #ZumaRecall https://t.co/IwhrEkKaNa
— Pauli Van Wyk (@PaulivW) February 12, 2018
— Moses Moyo (@moses_moyo) February 13, 2018
NEC Members: If #Zuma refuses to resign tomorrow, or his demands are unacceptable, he will be recalled. And if Zuma then refuses to resign, the #ANC will table a motion of no confidence in terms of s102(2) of the Constitution.
PS: Opposition, please just sssshh. pic.twitter.com/g0EGmgVN6K
— Pauli Van Wyk (@PaulivW) February 11, 2018