ANC supporters clash over Zuma’s future

Supporters of the ruling African National Congress in South Africa on Monday clashed over the future of President Jacob Zuma who has refused to step down despite pressure for him to go.

Some of Zuma’s supporters thronged the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg clashing with other anti-Zuma supporters ahead of a meeting by the party’s leadership over the president’s future.

Talks for Mr. Zuma to go on Sunday did not end well as he refused to be forced out.

Since the change of leadership in the ANC last year there have been calls for Mr. Zuma who has been in power since 2009 to resign but he has ignored those calls.

The ANC has now summoned its National Working Committee (NWC) to meet at the party’s Luthuli House headquarters in downtown Johannesburg over the matter.

Jacob Zuma would face another no-confidence vote later this month after the country’s parliament scheduled a motion of no-confidence against him.

The motion which was filed by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party will be debated on February 22.

Jacob Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes during his presidency but following the election of his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa as new leader of the African National Congress (ANC) party in December, the calls for Zuma to go have grown louder.



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