JUST IN: ANC NWC Summoned To Luthuli House

PICTURE: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

In the strongest indication yet that President Jacob Zuma won’t voluntarily step down as head of state, the 20 members of the ANC’s national working committee (NWC) have been summoned to a special meeting on Monday afternoon.

This happened after a meeting between Zuma and the ANC’s new top six leaders on Sunday night at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria. The meeting between President Zuma and top six ended in less than two hours. The Republic Mail has reliably told that he agreed but he advise the top six to further take the decision with the NWC on the list of his demands. “He has agreed but there no certainty in his decision hence he requested that the NWC be convened to further discuss issues he raised in the meeting,” said the source.   

The NWC meets every second Monday and was only scheduled to meet again next Monday, February 12.

The top ANC leaders entered Zuma’s residence shortly before 20:00 and left around 22:00.

At last Monday’s meeting of the NWC, the committee told the top six to ask Zuma to leave and asked for feedback after their meeting with Zuma.