The ANC has resolved to recall president Jacob Zuma following a lengthy meeting of party leaders on Monday.

This was confirmed by ANC secretary general Ace Magashule to reporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The national executive committee (NEC) of the ANC met in Irene, Pretoria, from Monday 2pm until the following morning at 03:00 to discuss the future of the sitting president of the country.

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This came after days of negotiations on Zuma’s exit plan between the president of the party Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma.

Magashule said on Tuesday: “The decision [to recall Zuma] comes after all options were thoroughly exhausted.”

According to reports, Zuma was given an ultimatum to either resign or face being recalled.

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This comes amid talks of an impeachment process against him and a vote of no confidence.

Opposition parties said on Monday they were confident that a motion of no confidence would succeed in the current political climate.

Should the motion, succeed, Zuma and the entire Cabinet will be removed and an interim president be appointed. Elections would then have to be held within 90 days.

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