South African President Jacob Zuma faces a key battle for his political survival this weekend when senior members of his ruling party say they’ll push for its decision-making national executive committee to order him to step down. Zuma, 75, goes into the meeting of the committee facing an unprecedented level of opposition from within the African National Congress and its labor and communist supporters following a series of scandals he’s faced since he took office in 2009. His vice president, Cyril Ramaphosa, echoed the South African Council of Churches on Sunday by saying the nation is at risk of becoming a “mafia state.” While ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa denied that the option of Zuma’s ouster will feature at the three-day executive committee meeting that starts Friday, four members of the panel said they would force it onto the agenda. They asked not to be named because they aren’t authorized to speak on the matter. “This will be a critical meeting for the NEC,” said Ongama Mtimka, a...

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