This move is said to have been taken to save the party from total collapse. Finally the chicken have come home to roost. This is a meeting like no other; these were the strange words coming from a prominent party chief. The top leadership of South African’s ruling African National Congress will discuss the option of removing President Jacob Zuma from his post at a May 26 to 28 meeting, according to two senior party officials who will be in attendance and asked not to be identified because they aren’t authorised to speak publicly on the matter.
Moreover, the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) is due to discuss a motion of no confidence in Zuma that has been filed by opposition parties in Parliament.
Certain members of the panel will also raise the possibility of the ANC taking the matter into its own hands, according to the party officials, who sit on the decision-making panel. The rand gained as much as 1.5% against the dollar.
Information making the round on social media suggest the EFF are hailing the crucial meeting to save the country.
Although while the NEC rejected the possibility of removing Zuma at a meeting in November, opposition to his rule has mounted within the party’s ranks following his March 31 decision to fire Pravin Gorghan as minister, a move that prompted S&P Global Ratings and Fitch to downgrade the country’s sovereign reserve to junk status.
At the moment ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa is saying that while the agenda will only be set at the meeting, the committee wouldn’t discuss Zuma’s removal.