South Africa ruling party confirms discussing Zuma exit
Monday January 22 2018
ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule briefs the press on the outcome of the latest ANC National Executive Committee meeting on January 22, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. AFP PHOTO | GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
President Jacob Zuma has been under growing pressure to resign since he was replaced as head of the ANC in December by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.
The party executive “discussed this matter... there will be interaction between officials, President Zuma and (party) president Ramaphosa,” party secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters.
Mr Zuma’s presidency has been mired in corruption scandals and tarnished by a weakening economy, with the party losing public support ahead of next year’s general election.