African National Congress has finally reached a conclusion to recall or remove President Jacob Zuma from power. President Zuma has is known have the most disputed Presidency ever since he took office after the white-minority rule ended in 1994. The 75-year Zuma has been faced with acute corruption charges and an apparent economic decline. The Executive Committee which has the authority to order Zuma to step down has come to the decision after 13-hours of an intense meeting.
Cyril Ramaphosa has already been elected as the head of the party in December 2017.He went to see the President as reported to inform him that the party had decided that he should go and had given him 48 hours to resign.
The official tenure of Zuma ends in mid-2019 and he has made no public announcement that he will step down voluntarily.
Zuma had himself steered the removal of former President Thabo Mbeki in 2008 after he took over as head of ANC. Mbeki was also recalled by ANC which brought to a close a 9-year rule noted for both economic prosperity but enveloped by allegations of power abuse. Zuma’s Presidency has also been marred by scandals since 2009.
Meanwhile, Ramaphosa has stressed that his tenure will be inclined to end corruption and revitalise economic growth.