South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party announced Tuesday it had recalled President Jacob Zuma, leaving South Africans waiting to see whether the president will abide by the party’s decision and hand in his resignation.
If Zuma decides not to resign, it will force a no confidence vote in the Parliament. While he has survived many such votes in the past, the party has increasingly turned against him as corruption allegations have mounted.
“We are giving him time and space to respond. We haven’t given him any deadline to respond,” ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule told reporters on Tuesday in Johannesburg. “When we recall our deployee, we expect our deployee to do what the organization expects him to do… I don’t know what will happen. Let’s leave it to President Jacob Zuma.” Read more