Full Statement Of The ANC Following Decision to Recall Zuma


The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) convened a special meeting on Monday, 12th February 2018 at the Saint George Hotel, Tshwane. The meeting was called to reflect on the current situation as it pertains to the position of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Comrade Jacob Zuma.

The NEC received a report from the Officials on their engagement with President Zuma. These engagements had been informed by the commitment to pursue firstly the interest of the country and the ANC and the determination to handle the matter with utmost dignity.

The NEC noted the report of the Officials that the President had agreed in principle to resign and had proposed time frames extending from three to six months. While appreciating President Zuma’s proposal, the NEC noted that South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety as a result of the unresolved matter of transition. Further that this uncertainty and anxiety will erode the renewed hope and confidence among South Africans since the 54th National Conference of the ANC.

The National Executive Committee firmly believes that this situation requires us to act with urgency in order to steer our country towards greater levels of unity, renewal and hope. We are determined to restore the integrity of the public institutions, create political stability and urgent economic recovery. Some of the matters we are contending with are the opportunistic manoeuvers by the opposition in parliament including motions of no confidence in the President, calls for dissolution for parliament and other desperate acts. The ANC’s approach to this matter has, at all times, been informed by the interests of the South African people.

Sensitive of the need to handle this matter with dignity, the NEC once again sent a delegation to brief the President Jacob Zuma about the need to shorten the timeframes so that this matter is speedily resolved. The NEC received feedback from the delegation that the President of the Republic did not accede to a shorter time frame.

The NEC therefore decided as follows:

To recall its deployee, Comrade Jacob Zuma, in accordance with Rule of the ANC Constitution, which accords the NEC the authority to “recall any public representative”.
There should be continuing interaction between the officials of the ANC and the President of the Republic.
The decision by the NEC to recall its deployee was taken only after exhaustive discussion on the impact such a recall would have on the country, the ANC and the functioning of government.

The decision of the NEC provides certainty to the people of South Africa at a time when the economic and social challenges facing the country require urgent and resolute response by all sections of society.

It is critical that South Africans are united around the task of growth, job creation and economic transformation.

This decision will be communicated publicly and through appropriate forums to all structures of the ANC, Alliance Structures and all the Mass Democratic Formations.

All necessary parliamentary processes that arise from this decision will now ensue.

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  1. It’s tough. I still ask the same question I asked earlier on; will I really vote for my party which is now a bulwark of the enemy, come 2019? I love the anc and hope that some thorough cleansing will take place over time so that we go back to our roots, fight the enemy within and outside the movement.

  2. President will not resign as the process to recall him was legally flawed as Procedural due process were not properly followed.

    The ANC have created a monster and the public should not judge Jacob Zuma for challenging the legality of the recall.

    More specifically of the fact that the Anc lied to the nation and the world in terms of reasons for the recall.

    When the Anc top six visited Jacob Zuma to ask him to step down. They cited the reasons as “State Capture Corruption”.
    Zuma challenged this and the top six retreated, as he then exposed the skeletons.

    The Anc cannot now say Jacob Zuma did nothing after they labelled him as the face of corruption within the Anc.. Ref of this is on Paul Mashathile Audio at the investors mining indaba.

  3. Classified inside info from negotiations between Jacob Gedleyinhlekisa Zuma and the Top 6.And I quote Zuma ;”When the anc came home from exile, none of us had a source of income yet nearly all leaders “bought” houses in expensive suburbs. Where did that money come from? Saint Mandela lived in a mansion bought by Openheimer, so did Sisulu and Govan. Raymond, Oliver and Mlangeni were “sponsored” by the Rothschild’s. Angel Thabo, ‘principled’ Kgalema, Sexwale, were taken care of by the Ruperts. Many leaders still acquire shares in white own companies. While Gwala and myself where deployed to deal with tribal wars between the IFP and ourselves (ANC), leaders were getting directorships in major mining and blue chip companies. Now, my dear top 6, I ask you again “Ngezeni engenziwanga habanye?” Do you still wanna talk about state capture?Kungani singagqali ekugqaleni?”This was Gedleyinhlekisa’s opening line to the Top 6. Once they failed to answer he told them to go away

  4. Other Analysts say the decision to remove Zuma was taken at Stellenbosch because of RET

    The Analyst further said at Stellenbosch their blasting champagne and say this is the end of the ANC finish and klaar!

    I feel very sad, how can my leaders give in on pressure from the apposition,while the same people could do nothing to madam also they chase mom Sukwini how and where are we going!

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