South Africa: Power struggle inside ANC as President Zuma faces pressure to step down
Feb 5, Capetown: The South African President Jacob Zuma faces mounting pressure to to step down after ANC senior leaders meeting over the weekend.
According to reports, President Zuma, who faces corruption allegations, may have to step down from presidency as the party chiefs want to avoid a power struggle that could split the ANC before elections next year.They are expected to begin the process to remove President Zuma through a formal recall or by introducing a motion in parliament.
Julius Malema, an opposition leader and former ANC member, said on Twitter that Mr Zuma had refused to stand down.
Meanwhile, Mr Ramaphosa, who as the ANC's new leader is in a strong position to win the 2019 elections, has called for party unity.But correspondents say fears are growing that he and his allies in the ANC may move against Mr Zuma if he refuses to stand aside.
The Oslo Times International News Network