12 Feb 2018, Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma has been given 48 hours by the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) to resign, failing which he will be forced out.
Late last night, after a marathon eight-hour meeting of the NEC to decide Zuma’s fate, the motorcades of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and secretary-general Ace Magashule left the St George’s Hotel venue in Irene, near Pretoria, ostensibly to convey the ultimatum to Zuma.
Ramaphosa had indicated yesterday’s meeting would decide on whether Zuma goes or stays as president of the country.
Indications from top officials had been that Zuma was on his way out, after he had set unacceptable conditions for leaving, rejected by the top six office-bearers.
It was earlier reported Zuma had wanted, among other things, three more months to wrap up matters.