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President Jacob Zuma ordered to resign after string of corruption scandals

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Nicole Morley

President Jacob Zuma ordered to resign after string of corruption scandals
President Jacob Zuma has been ordered to resign (Picture: Getty)

South Africa’s ruling party has ordered President Jacob Zuma to leave office after a string of corruption scandals.

Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC), confirmed that the party’s national executive committee has decided to ‘recall’ Zuma.

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Magashule said the president had previously agreed to resign, but wanted to stay in office for several more months, a condition that the party committee rejected.

In the event that Zuma refuses to co-operate with the order to resign, the matter could go to parliament for a vote on a motion of no confidence.

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President Jacob Zuma ordered to resign after string of corruption scandals
An African National Congress (ANC) supporter wears a defaced t-shirt of President Jacob Zuma, calling for his resignation, during a protest outside the party’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg (Picture: AP)

South Africa’s ruling party says it expects Zuma to respond tomorrow to its declaration that he leave office after rising public anger over multiple scandals.

Magashule says ‘it’s obvious’ that the party wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma.

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