File photo taken on Dec. 21, 2017 shows South African President Jacob Zuma attending the closing of the country's ruling party African National Congress (ANC)'s national conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday agreed in principle to resign within a time frame of 3 to 6 months, said ANC secretary general on Tuesday. (Xinhua/David Naicker)
JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Tuesday confirmed that it will recall South African President Jacob Zuma.
ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said this when briefing the media in Johannesburg about the ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Monday night. He said the NEC resolved to recall Zuma and will brief Parliament caucus on Wednesday.
Magashule also said that President Jacob Zuma agreed in principle to resign, proposing a notice period of 3 to 6 months.
Zuma is expected to respond to the recall on Wednesday, said Magashule.
The NEC convened a special meeting on Monday in Pretoria. At about 10:30 p.m., ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa left the meeting and drove to Zuma's official residence.
Local media said this was to inform Zuma of the NEC's decision that he should leave office.