Many have called on Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma to step down as the President of South Africa but honourable Zuma wouldn’t bug off.
He has consistently ignored the agitations for him to step down, and in some instance, dismissed it as mere prove that the nation’s democracy is growing stronger.
But now, more than ever, it’s uncertain if Zuma can retain his grip on the presidency. He’s facing a vote of no confidence from the leaders of his own party, the ANC.
And, it has been disclosed that certain members of the national executive committee want secret ballot voting in the move to decide Mr. Zuma’s fate as the leader of the ANC, and of course, the country.
Already, ANC’s national executive committee has extended its meeting to debate the motion tabled by Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom.
Hanekom’s proposal was backed by the Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.
Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal ANC restressed their support for President Zuma saying the national executive committee of the party has no reason to demand Zuma’s resignation as President.
Mdumiseni Ntuli, the provincial spokesperson was quoted to have said:
“We heard that some people…advanced a vote of no confidence for the president of the ANC. We are not aware of any justified reasons for the president to not conclude his term of office.
We regard it to be a rumour because it is a rumour (and) we are not prepared to glorify it and respond to it
What we know for a matter of fact is that we elected a national executive committee and President Zuma is the leader and we expect them to lead us up to the next conference.”
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the ANC chief whip, Jackson Mthembu strongly supports the motion for Zuma to step down.