Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has left the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting to inform President Jacob Zuma that he has been fired. While Zuma's party has effectively fired him, by law, the NEC cannot fire him. He has to resign or be removed through a Parliamentary motion. Business Day understands that NEC members remain at St Georges Hotel in Irene, awaiting a report back from Ramaphosa. “He must resign … the ANC president (Ramaphosa) has gone to communicate the decision,” said an NEC source attending the meeting. Should Zuma fail to resign the ANC NEC will have to decide whether to bring a motion of no confidence in Zuma in Parliament. Business Day has now confirmed that President Jacob Zuma has requested a three month “notice period”, after which he will resign unconditionally. Sources on Monday said Zuma had requested the three months' “notice”, after which he would resign unconditionally. Business Day understands that this proposal was put to the ANC’s NEC  on Mo...

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