ANC stands by its decision not to humiliate Jacob Zuma

A special meeting of the African National Congress National Executive Committee (NEC) will be held on Wednesday a day before the State of the Nation Address.

The ANC has never in its 106-year history held this meeting so close to Sona.

According to a statement released on Monday, the party says the special NEC will discuss preparations for the State of the Nation Address and a report back from the NWC on matters mandated to it, including management of the transition between the 5th and 6th administration of government and pending actions in Parliament.

Spokesperson for the African National Congress, Khusela Diko says the NEC is the highest decision making body within the ANC which has the power to ask the President to step down.

She declined to comment on whether the issue of recalling the president is on the agenda for the Wednesday meeting.

Read: EFF vow to hold Zuma no confidence debate in place of Sona

We have never pretended that there are no challenges with President Jacob Zuma continuing in office. You would remember that the last meeting of the NEC also raised these issues...

Khusela Diko, Spokesperson for the African National Congress

Like I have said, the main issue on the agenda is preparations for Sona and the NWC report on its meeting with Jacob Zuma.

Khusela Diko, Spokesperson for the African National Congress

All this is happening because the ANC has listened to the concerns of the South Africans.... it is a difficult time for the ANC but it's not a crisis.

Khusela Diko, Spokesperson for the African National Congress

If a vote of no confidence in President Zum is tabled in Parliament, Diko says the ANC would normally have a party position.

She says the ANC had made it clear that they do not want Zuma to humiliated, an exit should be managed in a manner that doesn't undermine President Zuma.

The ANC had always given direction in terms of the way the MPs would vote and there would be no difference even this time.

Khusela Diko, Spokesperson for the African National Congress

To hear more of this conversation with ANC's Khusela Diko, listen below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[WATCH] Boycott Sona if Zuma is in the House urges John Maytham

[WATCH] Boycott Sona if Zuma is in the House urges John Maytham

'If Jacob Zuma attempts to deliver the State of the Nation Address on Thursday everybody including the media should stay away.'

EFF vow to hold Zuma no confidence debate in place of Sona

EFF vow to hold Zuma no confidence debate in place of Sona

EFF says it will only allow the State of the Nation Address to happen if it's delivered by someone who respects the Constitution.

Fact Check: President Zuma's claims in State of the Nation 2017

Fact Check: President Zuma's claims in State of the Nation 2017

Africa Check's Kate Wilkinson takes a look at promises made and how many were kept from last year's Sona.

Opposition parties adamant Zuma will not deliver Sona on Thursday

Opposition parties adamant Zuma will not deliver Sona on Thursday

Opposition parties will be meeting the Speaker of Parliament on Tuesday to persuade her not to let Zuma deliver #Sona2018.

Zuma has shown the top six the middle finger - Bantu Holomisa

Zuma has shown the top six the middle finger - Bantu Holomisa

The UDM leader and Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi say as defiant as he may be, the President is running out options.

Lawson Naidoo analyses Zuma’s future

Lawson Naidoo analyses Zuma’s future

Lawson Naidoo, executive secretary at Casac, says President Jacob Zuma should not address the nation because of the charges hanging over him.

'If the ANC doesn't get rid of Zuma, it is no different to the old leadership'

'If the ANC doesn't get rid of Zuma, it is no different to the old leadership'

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says the opposition parties wish Jacob Zuma would not be given an opportunity to deliver Sona 2018.

Mbete: We will deliver State of the Nation Address with whoever is in office

Mbete: We will deliver State of the Nation Address with whoever is in office

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete speaks to 702's Stephen Grootes about the uncertainties around Sona 2018.

Mbete: Zuma is head of state and as far as we know he will deliver #Sona2018

Mbete: Zuma is head of state and as far as we know he will deliver #Sona2018

This is what Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete told journalists at a Sona media briefing ahead of the 8 February event.

Opposition parties call for Sona to be postponed pending Zuma's removal

Opposition parties call for Sona to be postponed pending Zuma's removal

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst and associate editor at Tiso BlackStar Group weighs the chances of Sona being postponed.

Popular articles
UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

The British gov issued a travel advisory‚ warning of possible attacks when traveling to SA, after a UK couple was kidnapped.

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Passengers often endure all sorts of irritations from drivers. Callers share their biggest gripes about folks behind the wheel.

[LISTEN] Gigaba deliberately misled the public - Zwelinzima Vavi

[LISTEN] Gigaba deliberately misled the public - Zwelinzima Vavi

Trade unions react to Malusi Gigaba's announcement of a one percentage point VAT increase for #Budget2018

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

E Cape Saps says they are investigating the murder of five police officers and one retired soldier at Ngcobo Police Station.

Missing Cape Town couple's vehicle found north of Durban

Missing Cape Town couple's vehicle found north of Durban

Hawks spokesperson says the couple has not yet been located and their names will not be released as yet.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.