ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile says Wednesday is the deadline for President Jacob Zuma to leave office.
Parliament’s ANC caucus met to discuss the national executive committee’s (NEC) decision to recall President Zuma.
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says if Zuma does not resign today, the ANC parliamentary caucus has agreed to go ahead with a motion of no confidence against him.
Mthembu says the ANC would have preferred to table their own motion, but the rules allow for the ANC to make amendments to the EFF motion and join the existing no-confidence bid.
Our Motion of No Confidence stands despite the postponement of our court application. We still demand that it must be brought forward and that is what we are talking about with the ANC caucus.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 14, 2018
Mthembu says it is highly possible that a new president may be elected tomorrow, making provisions for the State of the Nation Address (Sona) to take place on Friday 16 February.
He says the Sona debate could take place on Monday, with the new president responding on Tuesday, and the 2018 National Budget Speech thereafter.
#ANCcaucus President Zuma must resign today, or face a motion of no confidence tomorrow.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 14, 2018
#ANCcaucus Mthembu: these amendments will include the ANC’s reasons for a motion of no confidence in the President.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 14, 2018
#ANCcaucus Mthembu: the amendments we are making as the ANC - are amendments that do not detract from the essence of the motion of no confidence.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 14, 2018
#ANCcaucus Mthembu: we have no qualms with a secret ballot, bring it on.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 14, 2018
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