NEC members arrive for special meeting on Zuma's fate
Members of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) have arrived in Irene, Centurion, to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s future in office.
The meeting is set to begin at 2pm at the St George’s Hotel, where Zuma may either be forced to resign or be recalled. For the past few days, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has been negotiating a “transition” in leadership with Zuma.
The NEC meeting was called following these discussions.
Currently, journalists are camped outside the hotel waiting to hear if there will be a pronouncement on Zuma’s fate following the meeting.
Last week, the State of Nation Address (Sona) was postponed after negotiations began for Zuma to exit office. Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete said that Sona would happen within a week, which means that the opening of Parliament is expected to take place on Thursday.
However, the outcome of the NEC meeting may have an impact on whether Sona proceeds or not.
It remains unclear when the meeting will end.