'Zuma will go if Dlamini-Zuma is made interim president'


News reports suggest that President Jacob Zuma has provided key members of the ANC with a list of requirements if he were to step down as president of South Africa.

Zuma also reportedly asked that key members within his cabinet stay in power and become a part of Ramaphosa's team.

The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that the party must implement its resolution on land expropriation without compensation "urgently".

The Mail and Guardian spoke to a number of NEC members.

The idea is that Dlamini-Zuma serve as Acting President until the outcome of the general elections due to take place in the second quarter of 2019.

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Last week, The Star reported that Zuma had been given an ultimatum by Ramaphosa supporters in the NEC, that he should either resign before this week's NEC meeting or face a motion of no confidence against him. This is said to have saved him, sources told the Mail & Guardian, as his failure to establish the commission was going to be used as the reason why he should resign at the NEC meeting.

It had been widely expected that the NEC would discuss the removal of Zuma at its first meeting on Wednesday. It's understood Zuma's fate could be put on the agenda.

Bongo allegedly offered a bribe to the head of the parliamentary inquiry into state capture at Eskom to scupper the investigation in exchange for money.

This was mere speculation, newly elected ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule told reporters in East London, Eastern Cape Province, where the ANC will celebrate its 106th anniversary on Saturday.

This past Sunday parliament said it would meet and review its rules relating to removing the country's president, after the constitutional court said on December 29 lawmakers had previously failed to hold Zuma to account.