Magashule said there was no deadline and that there was "continuing interaction" between party officials and Zuma.
"In its wisdom, the NEC (National Executive Committee) decided... to recall its deployee Jacob Zuma," Magashule told reporters.
"The decision by the NEC to recall its deployee was taken only after exhaustive discussion on the impact such a recall would have on the country, the ANC and the functioning of government."
The ANC party can "recall" the head of state, but the process is a party-level instruction and he is under no constitutional obligation to obey.
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