AS IT HAPPENED: ANC NEC resolves to recall Zuma
#ANCNEC Zuma refused to resign when given the option to do so a few hours ago, sources say the ANC will write him a letter to recall him tomorrow & he's said he will respond to this publicly @TeamNews24— Matshidiso Madia (@tshidi_lee) February 13, 2018
Breaking ANC NEC has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma after he earlier refused to resign. Sources say the meeting turned down Zuma’s request for a 3 months stay. The ANC will write to him a letter on its decision, then they will hear from Zuma. @TeamNews24— Mahlatse Mahlase (@hlatseentle) February 13, 2018
It’s now 12 hours since ANC NEC meeting started. They are still at it. It’s Day2. (@hlatseentle)— Team News24 (@TeamNews24) February 13, 2018
Cyril Ramaphosa has just left the official presidential residence in Pretoria where it is believed that he met met with President Jacob Zuma following an NEC meeting @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/IJaeIni7WS— Alex Mitchley (@AlexMitchley) February 12, 2018
A short history of transition talks:— Team News24 (@TeamNews24) February 12, 2018
* Sunday: ANC top 6 asks ZUMA to resign. He says no.
* Monday: NWC says ZUMA must go.
* Tuesday: RAMAPHOSA asks ZUMA to resign. He says okay, but only if.
* W/T/F/S/S: ZUMA ignores ANC.
* Monday: ANC NEC asks ZUMA to resign. (@AdriaanBasson)
Strange thing is other NEC members have not left the hotel since Ramaphosa’s motorcade left. (@hlatseentle)— Team News24 (@TeamNews24) February 12, 2018
News24 has reliably learned that the ANC's NEC has given President Jacob Zuma a final opportunity to resign or be recalled. Two sources attending a marathon meeting of the NEC in Pretoria have confirmed that Zuma will have a day or two to step down, or be fired.
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has been delegated to relay this message to Zuma.