At a press conference held on Tuesday, Dr Ace Sekgobelo Elias Magashule, ANC Secretary General, announced the decision of the National Executive Committee of his party to dismiss Jacob Zuma. According to the party statutes, the ANC has the power to “dismiss” its members delegated to a government function.
According to some sources, President Jacob Zuma claimed a delay of three to six months before leaving power. But the ANC gave him 48 hours to resign, according to the SABC TV channel. Even if from a judicial point of view, the measure is not binding, in case of refusal to leave power, it runs the risk of impeachment or a motion of no confidence in Parliament. Cyril Ramaphosa, as Vice-President of the Republic, would then become Acting President.
Recall that President Jacob Zuma has been at the center of a series of scandals. He has been accused of corruption in a case related to a huge arms procurement contract. He was also tried in a rape case and acquitted in May 2006.