ANC Caucus Meet Discuss Zuma and Ramaphosa Stalemate

PICTURE:Cyril Rhamaposa

The ANC Parliamentary Caucus spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli says Caucus is expected to meet on Thursday to discuss political development as well as the postponed State of the Nation Address (SONA).

It is also been reportedly that the caucus – which is currently underway – will discuss its options on the announcement of President Jacob Zuma’s political future by ANC president Cyril Rhamaposa.

“The contents of caucus meetings however, will not be disclosed as they are closed meetings for members,” Mhlauli said.

Reports say Parliament will have to call a special sitting to remove Zuma if he does not resign, which gives the Caucus an option to elect the new president within 30 days.

Also in attendance is the ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and its president. 

However, the nature of the meeting is not yet disclosed as members of the caucus refuses to comment.

“This is a closed meeting of the ANC caucus. Don’t take chances,” ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu told journalists.”

On Wednesday, Ramaphosa says talks over transition of power are ongoing and he will soon be reporting to the ANC top six about the final outcomes.

This comes after the ANC postponed its special NEC meeting planned for Wednesday after an agreement between President Zuma and Ramaphosa has been reached.

It is understood that the date for SONA is still not yet known, since the matter is being handed to the ANC top leadership.

Meanwhile, the budget speech will go ahead on February 21.