It is no news that president Zuma has been on pins and needles to resign lately. Also, it is glaring that the embattled leader has an uphill battle to fight, as regards wooing back the love and support he once gained from South Africans.
Be that as it may, reports have emerged that vice president Cyril Ramaphosa asked president Zuma to resign from office. Not only that, the source of the startling claims stated that Zuma refused to heed Ramaphosa’s advice.
As expected, the volcanic claims came from ANC’s major opposition party leader Julius Malema. The economic fighter also related on his twitter page,
“We are reliably told that the so called @MyANC officials asked Zuma to resign and he refused. Ramaphosa was the one leading the charge…”
Malema, who made the assertions on his twitter page also stated that the ANC would be convening a special NEC meeting next Saturday.
Meanwhile, ANC’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe has rubbished Malema’s assertions. The ruling party’s scribe told News24 that Malema lied because the party’s National executive Committee cannot hold a meeting without his [Mantashe] knowledge.
“You know politicians are amenable to people who follow rumours. The NEC can’t have a NEC meeting that Malema knows about and I don’t know about.”
“The President cannot be asked to resign without me knowing about it. If you are amenable to rumours, they will use you.”
Last week, during the ANC NEC meeting, president Jacob Zuma dared the NEC to recall him if they can. Reports said that the president made the move because of the number of superior officers who supported him.
According to a Sowetan report, the ANC decision-making body, who met to discuss the allegations about the Guptas influence on South Africa’s government later denied the report.