UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress, has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign.
Zuma has been plagued with corruption scandals since he took office in 2009.
He was replaced as head of the ANC by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa in December.
The national executive committee of the ANC recalled Zuma on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said the decision came after exhaustive discussions and that the party wants Ramaphosa to take over as president.
The ANC gave no deadline but said the recall should be treated with urgency and they expect a response from Zuma on Wednesday.
However as of Tuesday afternoon in Johannesburg, Jacob Zuma is still in office.
Meanwhile, opposition parties are still calling for a motion of no confidence which would be the only way to remove Zuma if he ignores his party’s request.