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Jacob Zuma’s future as president of SA hangs in the balance as an increasing number of his governing party’s National Executive Committee members backed a motion for him to step down. The move to oust Zuma has significant support in the African National Congress’s executive committee and it’s difficult to say whether he will survive as the nation’s president, said a senior party official who’s in a meeting of the group and spoke on condition of anonymity. The committee has the power to order Zuma to resign as president of the country, not as leader of the ANC. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, who proposed the motion at the meeting of the committee on Saturday, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi asked Zuma to resign, the Johannesburg-based news agency News24 reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter. The three cabinet members were supported by the ANC chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, News24 said. Zuma, 74, is scheduled to step d...

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