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S.Africa's ANC confirms 'recall' of Zuma from presidency

AFP  |  Johannesburg 

South Africa's ruling confirmed today that it had decided to "recall" from office, but said no deadline had been set for him to resign.

ANC told reporters that had "agreed in principle to resign and had proposed time frames extending from three to six months".

Magashule said there was no deadline and that there was "continuing interaction" between party officials and

"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 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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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:20 IST