AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma expected to address the media on Wednesday

13 Feb 20:21 Two sources inside the GCIS originally confirmed to News24 the briefing would have taken place at 10:00 on Wednesday, but there is now confusion about the time. A Presidency official said there will be a press briefing, but a time is yet to be confirmed.
13 Feb 19:22

OUTA urges Zuma to take cue from Mbeki exit

Civil rights body the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has said that President Jacob Zuma should take his cue from the "graceful exit of Thabo Mbeki in 2008" rather than clinging to power. 

OUTA was commenting on the fate of the SA president on Tuesday afternoon in the wake of an ANC media briefing where the party's secretary general Ace Magashule had confirmed that Zuma would be recalled. 

13 Feb 18:38 ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe speaks on ANC NEC decision to recall President Jacob Zuma.
13 Feb 18:10

Zuma can refuse ANC, Parliament must remove him - DA 

The Democratic Alliance says only Parliament can recall President Jacob Zuma, and that the ANC's resolution is nothing more than an internal resolution.

"It has no effect on Jacob Zuma’s current status as President of the Republic, and can be simply ignored by Zuma," DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday.

"Unless he tenders his resignation, this recall is not worth the paper it is printed on."

13 Feb 18:08

Zuma must tender his resignation, urges Thabo Mbeki Foundation

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation welcomed the ANC national executive committee's (NEC's) decision to recall of President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue. 

The foundation said in a statement on Tuesday that Zuma should tender his resignation to Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete.

It said the decision to recall Zuma, gives the ANC, as the governing party, the possibility to urgently and immediately attend to the many challenges and negative developments which have arisen during his tenure.

13 Feb 17:32

Zuma has done nothing wrong but he must go – Magashule

President Jacob Zuma has done nothing wrong but he must still be recalled.

That is the word from ANC secretary general Ace Magashule, who confirmed to the media on Tuesday that the party's national executive committee (NEC) decided at its meeting on Monday to recall Zuma as head of state.

13 Feb 17:27 Molefe says they are not concerned with sudden change to remove Zuma by the ANC, but instead are happy that the party listened to the stalwarts and veterans as well as civil society.
13 Feb 17:15 Wayne Duvenage says that with Zuma recalled, this new leadership should work hand in hand with civil society to take this country to where it should be.
13 Feb 17:05 Naidoo: The statement by Ace Magashule on Tuesday was not good enough.
13 Feb 17:04 Kumi Naidoo: We are sick and tired of arrogance and lack of transparency in this transition.
13 Feb 16:58 Molefe says there should be an immediate cleanup of the security cluster.
13 Feb 16:57 Popo Molefe: It is important that we reflect further and revert to the national agenda.
13 Feb 16:56 Sisulu says active citizenry is the only way we can avoid this crisis again.
13 Feb 16:55 Sisulu: We need to keep everybody who we elect to account and we need to vote with our heads not our hearts.
13 Feb 16:53 Sheila Sisulu now taking the mic.
13 Feb 16:51 Komfe: Early elections are not a priority of civil society at this stage.
13 Feb 16:50 Komfe: says Future SA wants the removal of Bathabile Dlamini and the prosecution of ministers Malusi Gigaba, Des van Rooyen, Mosebenzi Zwane, among other implicated ministers in state capture. 
13 Feb 16:48 Komfe: Now it's time for the final push to remove him as state president in the motion of no confidence.
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