Make Dlamini-Zuma Interim President and I'll step down

African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa celebrates their 106th anniversary celebrations with Presidents Jacob Zuma and Uhuru Kenyatta

News reports suggest that President Jacob Zuma has provided key members of the ANC with a list of requirements if he were to step down as president of South Africa.

The beleaguered President also wants surety that some of his key Cabinet appointments - including the recent reshuffling of David Mahlobo to the Energy ministry and Bongani Bongo, who has allegations of corruption hanging over his head, to Minister of State Security.

The Mail and Guardian spoke to a number of NEC members.

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma are demanding that his pro-nuclear deal Cabinet minister retains his job and for his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to be appointed as interim president until the next general election‚ before agreeing to any proposed exit deal for the man from Nkandla.

The latest developments came as pressure was mounting on Zuma to resign.

The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that the party must implement its resolution on land expropriation without compensation "urgently".


But on Tuesday night, on the eve of the meeting, Zuma announced that he would establish a commission of inquiry into state capture.

It has been reported that Ramaphosa has rejected this.

According to The Citizen, analysts believe it is far likelier that Zuma will be given the option to resign rather than being recalled for two reasons.

At the meeting, ANC members said they did not discuss any action to have Zuma step down. His ties to Russian Federation have also been questionable.

This was mere speculation, newly elected ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule told reporters in East London, Eastern Cape Province, where the ANC will celebrate its 106th anniversary on Saturday.

Zuma this week met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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