President Jacob Zuma has finally bowed to pressure and given an undertaking to ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa that he will resign. As a result of the meeting between the two leaders in Cape Town on Tuesday, Ramaphosa cancelled an urgent ANC national executive committee meeting that was to be held on Wednesday night to discuss Zuma’s fate. The ANC on Tuesday night confirmed that Ramaphosa and Zuma held “fruitful and constructive engagements”. Until then, Zuma had rebuffed all requests for him to resign, daring the ANC to recall him or for parliament to vote him out in a motion of no confidence. It is understood that at the meeting at Genadendal, the presidential residence in Cape Town, Ramaphosa dug in his heels, giving Zuma little option but to leave office. It is not yet known when Zuma will tender his resignation as the terms of his exit are being finalised.The ANC, parliament and government are under pressure to schedule the 2018 State of the Nation Address and table the Budget witho...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now