After a series of protracted negotiations, the ANC’s national executive council has opted to recall Jacob Zuma as state president.

An urgent meeting of the NEC was called after ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa met with President Jacob Zuma last week to discuss the power struggle affecting the ANC and the president’s future. This was preceded by the State of the Nation Address being postponed ahead of Ramaphosa and Zuma meeting.

In a press conference held today, ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule said that the ANC has recalled President Jacob Zuma. They have also called for Cyril Ramaphosa to step in as the next president of South Africa.

Magashule says they hope Zuma will respond to their decision tomorrow. The deputy president has not been decided yet.

He said: “We are happy that everyone cooperated and that we were able to agree. The only thing we didn’t agree on was the shortened time of recall.”

Magashule: “There is no question that Cyril Ramaphosa will address Sona.”

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