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S Africa's ANC to meet Monday as Zuma deadlock tightens

AFP  |  Johannesburg 

The top decision-making body of South Africa's ruling ANC will meet tomorrow following days of talks over Jacob Zuma's expected departure from office, a said today.

"An NEC (national executive committee) meeting is scheduled for tomorrow in Pretoria," Khusela Diko told AFP, declining to reveal the meeting's agenda.

South Africa's president-in-waiting has said negotiations should be concluded within days.

But Zuma, whose presidency has been tainted by graft scandals, has clung to power after rejecting a request by senior officials of the to resign a week ago.

The stalemate over Zuma leaving office has left South Africa in limbo, with a series of public events cancelled last week including Thursday's State of the Nation address to parliament in

Zuma's hold over the ANC was shaken in December, when his chosen successor -- his former wife -- narrowly lost out to Ramaphosa in a vote to be the new party leader.

Ramaphosa will address a major ANC party rally in Cape Town on Sunday.

The rally is part of ANC celebrations marking 100 years since Mandela's birth, as Ramaphosa tries to revive the party's tarnished reputation.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 13:35 IST