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Daniel Silke said: “There is nothing good about a leadership limbo in any country,” External link

bloombergTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:49:00 PM CET

Pule Mabe said: “We should not be asking each other questions on things that are not in our control. At this stage, we should not be pre-empting anything,” External link

thenewageWednesday, February 14, 2018 6:54:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said: “The decision by the NEC to recall its deployee was taken only after exhaustive discussion on the impact such a recall would have on the country, the ANC and the functioning of government,” External link

newsdayWednesday, February 14, 2018 3:21:00 AM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa said: “As the leadership of the African National Congress, we are currently engaged in discussions around the transition to a new administration and specifically to resolve the issues of the position of the president of the Republic. The NEC will be meeting tomorrow to discuss this very matter and because our people want this matter to be finalised, the NEC will be doing precisely that,” External link

gulfnewsTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:29:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: "While appreciating President Zuma's proposal, the NEC noted that South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety as a result of the unresolved matter of transition," External link

bnonewsTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:46:00 PM CET

Gwede Mantashe told (about Jacob Zuma): "There is no disagreement about where we want to go (on Zuma) but the tactics on how to do that is the responsibility of leadership," External link

yenisafak-enTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:07:00 AM CET

Julius Malema said: "To think that when Zuma leaves our problems are going to disappear, that is disingenuous," External link

news-yahooTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:29:00 PM CET

Gwede Mantashe said (about Jacob Zuma): "We trust that President Zuma will understand that we are not fighting him … because if he does not resign he will be disrespected by the vultures in Parliament‚" "When you resist the call to resign, you leave us no choice but to let you fry in the vote of no-confidence because it means you do not respect the organisation" External link

businessdayTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:05:00 PM CET

Bonang Mohale said: “It’s now important to end the two-week chaos. We urge the ANC’s new leadership to act swiftly‚ but constitutionally‚ in removing their deployee from the high office so that work of recovering our future which was imperilled by his ruinous regime – characterised by incompetence‚ corruption‚ state capture and low economic growth – can begin in earnest‚” “The task of rebuilding and strengthening the economy in order to address the triple challenges of poverty‚ unemployment and inequality cannot be postponed any further” External link

businessdayWednesday, February 14, 2018 9:21:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said: "This is an urgent matter and it has to be treated with urgency. The NEC firmly believe that the situation requires us to act with urgency in order to steer our country towards greater levels of unity, renewal and hope. The ANC felt we can't wait for that period, it's too long," External link

ecnsWednesday, February 14, 2018 2:33:00 AM CET

Daniel Silke said (about Cyril Ramaphosa): “This leadership impasse is debilitating for the country,” “It is depressing for its citizens, it is damaging for the ruling party and in particular it is damaging for the incoming leader Ramaphosa because of his inability to deliver a killer blow” External link

bloombergTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:49:00 PM CET

Julius Malema said: “They call it a transition. Transition from what? It’s factions swapping seats,” External link

bostonglobeTuesday, February 13, 2018 12:29:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): “The decision of the NEC is now final,” “That decision can’t change. We are not treating Jacob Zuma as a leader who is defiant. We will treat him with dignity. There is no need for us to humiliate him. I’m sure the president will respond tomorrow” External link

bloombergTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:49:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “Whatever processes in parliament are supposed to happen will happen,” External link

guardianTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:55:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “The president… agreed in principle to resign under a proposed timeframe extending from three to six months,” External link

newsdayTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:17:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: "South Africa's going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety as a result of the unresolved matter of transition," External link

siouxcityjournalTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:33:00 PM CET

Bantu Holomisa said (about Jacob Zuma): "We can rightly say that the ANC only reached this decision because of the continued, consistent pressure exerted by opposition parties, civil society, and the media, who played a critical role in exposing institutionalised corruption such as #GuptaLeaks. It is encouraging that those who campaigned for Mr Zuma to vacate his office, had free access to media and radio talk shows. This demonstrates that the tools of democracy and a free society, as provided by our Constitution, work," External link

businessdayWednesday, February 14, 2018 9:21:00 AM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa said (about Nelson Mandela): "We have arrived at a moment in the history of our country where we can relive that moment when Nelson Mandela was released... we have a new mood right across the country, we can capture that mood and move forward," External link

africatimeTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:15:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): “Let’s leave it to President Jacob Zuma,” External link

bostonglobeTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:59:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule told: "We discussed and discussed and discussed and at the end of discussions once you take a resolution, it is called a collective decision," External link

latimesTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:09:00 PM CET

Bheki Cele said: “You can’t be SG and go to a platform and say that people who have been elected will be there for five years. You need to tell us who are you working for. It’s not even two months (since we were elected) and you are already giving us five years,” External link

thenewageTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:49:00 AM CET

Malusi Gigaba said: "We expect that tomorrow (Wednesday) he is going to do the right thing," External link

channelnewsasiaWednesday, February 14, 2018 7:48:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said: “These engagements had been informed by the commitment to pursue firstly the interest of the country and the ANC, and the determination to handle the matter with utmost dignity,” External link

namibianWednesday, February 14, 2018 8:53:00 AM CET

Dirk Kotze said (about Jacob Zuma): “The ANC would have to go for a motion of no confidence. At the same time, Zuma should be expelled as an ANC member for bringing the party into disrepute. He thinks he is bigger than the party. You have to be expelled – even if you are the president – just like all other members,” External link

citizenWednesday, February 14, 2018 7:56:00 AM CET

Gwede Mantashe said: “The difference is that he survived eight motions with the backing of the party but when the party says it is recalling you, you are losing that backing” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 10:33:00 PM CET

Gwede Mantashe said: “We have allowed him to make up his own mind to resign on his own, in order for him not to forfeit his benefits. When he refused to do so, we applied rule 12.1-2-1.2, which says ANC has the authority to deploy and recall and it is not a disciplinary process. We (ANC) are not charging you, but discharging a political decision to recall you,” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 10:33:00 PM CET

Gwede Mantashe said: “We saw that it will be impossible to achieve this with two presidents. We then took a decision to ask the other one to retire,” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 10:33:00 PM CET

Tony Ehrenreich said: "Any further delay in his removal is utterly unacceptable," External link

thenationalTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:10:00 AM CET

Sydney Mufamadi said: “This country has been in need of new leadership with fresh ideas for some time,” External link

bloombergTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:49:00 PM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa said: “Our people want this matter to be finalized, the national executive committee (NEC) will be doing precisely that,” “It is the interests of you, our people, that must be put first, and not the interests of anyone else” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, February 13, 2018 8:48:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): “because Jacob Zuma has done anything wrong,” External link

dailymaverickTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:53:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule added: “The decisions of the ANC provide, we believe, certainty to the people of South Africa at a time when the economic and social challenges facing the country require an urgent and resolute response by all sections of society,” External link

lahtWednesday, February 14, 2018 3:55:00 AM CET

Sipho Seepe said (about Jacob Zuma): "President Zuma has since been treated as a scapegoat," "The very new leadership that calls for his removal is the same lot that defended him in the last nine years," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 14, 2018 12:07:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): “We should treat Zuma as president of South Africa, he has not been found guilty by any court,” External link

haberler-enTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:09:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): “We are not treating Jacob Zuma as a leader who is defiant and all that. I think we are engaging one of our leaders who have contributed to the liberation of South Africans,” External link

mgTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:20:00 PM CET

Richard Calland said (about Jacob Zuma): "It is an extraordinarily daring, to say nothing of reckless, ploy for Zuma to push this so far, because he will go out as the first ANC president to be brought down by his own party in Parliament," External link

ruvr-svTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:49:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “We are determined to restore the integrity of the public institutions, create political stability and urgent economic recovery,” External link

wafbTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:44:00 PM CET

Richard Calland said (about Jacob Zuma): "He is determined to remove Zuma so that the ANC can have a fresh start and the government can have a chance to clean up the many corrupt institutions that have been corrupted by Jacob Zuma," External link

ruvr-svTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:49:00 PM CET

Bheki Cele said: “So there is one who was taken on a tray to the Guptas but he does not say what his programme is, we are beginning to suspect that his programme is to destroy the ANC‚” External link

thenewageTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:55:00 AM CET

Gwede Mantashe said: “Once you resist, we are going to let you be thrown out through the vote of no confidence because you disrespect the organization and you disobey it, therefore we are going to let you be devoured by the vultures,” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 10:33:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “When we recall our deployee, we expect our deployee to do as asked,” External link

peoplesdaily-onlineWednesday, February 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): “All parliamentary processes that arise from this decision will now ensue,” “While appreciating President Zuma’s proposal, the NEC noted that South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety as a result of the unresolved matter of transition. This uncertainty will erode the renewed hope and confidence among South Africans since the 54th National Conference of the ANC” External link

citizenWednesday, February 14, 2018 7:56:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said: “Every member of the ANC is supposed to support the president of the party at the time,” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:55:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “We did not discuss the motion of no confidence, because we believe the ANC for now… because there was a motion of no confidence by the EFF, and there was this resolution that the ANC must keep interacting with the President. So the ANC for now has not put any motion of no confidence,” External link

dailymaverickTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:53:00 PM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa said: "and because our people want this matter to be finalised, the national executive committee will be doing precisely that," External link

independent-ieTuesday, February 13, 2018 6:39:00 AM CET

Lawson Naidoo said (about Jacob Zuma): “The one thing we’ve learned is never to try to guess what Zuma might do,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, February 13, 2018 8:48:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): "I don't know what will happen, but let's leave it to President Jacob Zuma," External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:49:00 PM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa said: "The (ANC) is undergoing a period of difficulty, disunity and discord and (looking for) a new beginning," “Our people want this matter finalized, so the NEC is doing exactly that. We want closure” External link

khouTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:10:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): "The NEC decided to recall its deployee, comrade Jacob Zuma... The decision to recall Jacob Zuma is final. That decision can't change," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 14, 2018 12:07:00 AM CET

Thabo Mbeki said (about Jacob Zuma): “As a disciplined and loyal cadre of the ANC and out of respect for the constitution of the country, Mr Zuma must communicate with the Speaker of the House of Assembly to tender his resignation as the President of the Republic,” External link

nation-keTuesday, February 13, 2018 6:44:00 PM CET

John Ashbourne said: "Instructing MPs to vote with the opposition and against their own leader would add to splits in the party and provide an embarrassing political coup to the opposition," External link

japantodayWednesday, February 14, 2018 12:32:00 AM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): "We haven't given him [Zuma] any deadline to respond," External link

iolTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:49:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule added: “South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety,” “The [National Executive Committee] firmly believes the situation requires us to act firmly” External link

newsdayTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:17:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule says (about Jacob Zuma): “we did not take this decision because President Zuma has done anything wrong” External link

encaTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:14:00 PM CET

Richard Calland explained: "Mbeki was pushed out [of office] because there were suggestions that he politically interfered with the criminal proceedings against Jacob Zuma," External link

ruvr-svTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:49:00 PM CET

William Gumede said: "Leaders make a difference. It changes the atmosphere," External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, February 13, 2018 8:48:00 AM CET

Bonang Mohale said: “work of recovering our future, which was imperiled by his ruinous regime characterized by incompetence, corruption, state capture and low economic growth can begin in earnest,” External link

wafbTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:44:00 PM CET

Alex Mashilo said: “The immediate tasks moving forward include dismantling the parasitic networks surrounding our state and movement and deal decisively with corporate state capture and other forms of corruption,” “This must be guided by an intensified effort to selflessly serve the people exceptionally and solve their problems with loyalty” External link

mgWednesday, February 14, 2018 6:47:00 AM CET

Mmusi Maimane said: “There’s no place as secure as a maximum-security prison,” External link

bostonglobeTuesday, February 13, 2018 12:29:00 AM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa added: "We know you want closure - we will be doing so keeping our eyes on what is in the interests of all our people," External link

thedailystarBDMonday, February 12, 2018 9:38:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “We [are] giving him time and space to respond. We haven’t given him any deadline to respond,” External link

businessdayTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:23:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “This decision will be communicated publicly as we are doing now. All necessary parliament processes will now ensue, and we will brief Parliament and Caucus on the decision taken,” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:37:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: "We will deal with that matter," External link

yahoo-auTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:08:00 PM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa told: "The NEC will meet to discuss this very matter," External link

thenationalTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:10:00 AM CET

Bonang Mohale saying (about Jacob Zuma): “The refusal to resign shows Mr Zuma‚ and his defenders and supporters are driven by nothing more than avarice‚ myopia and unbridled self-interest‚ and it demonstrates that he’s uniquely unfit to hold this important office” External link

eyewitness-newsTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:19:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said (about Jacob Zuma): "The NEC decided to recall its deployee, comrade Jacob Zuma... The decision to recall Jacob Zuma is final. That decision can't change. We are going to treat him with respect as one of the ANC leaders who contributed in the fights against Apartheid," External link

ecnsWednesday, February 14, 2018 2:33:00 AM CET

Ralph Mathekga said: “If you put a man of integrity in the Union Buildings, he doesn’t have to build us a rocket the next week,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, February 13, 2018 10:23:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule said: “We have already acted. By recalling our deployee it means we have acted,” External link

mgTuesday, February 13, 2018 2:20:00 PM CET

Mmusi Maimane said (about Jacob Zuma): "This recall is an internal ANC resolution, and nothing more. It has no effect on Jacob Zuma’s current status as President of the Republic, and can be simply ignored by Zuma. Unless he tenders his resignation, this recall is not worth the paper it is printed on," External link

iolTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:49:00 PM CET

Jacob Zuma told: “You would not expect that from the leader of the national congress particularly when we are speaking unity and this person is speaking like this,” External link

thenewageTuesday, February 13, 2018 5:55:00 AM CET

Cyril Ramaphosa said: “We know you want this matter to be finalised,” External link

citizenMonday, February 12, 2018 6:38:00 PM CET

Goolam Ballim said: "The reality is that the markets are celebrating the potential for a new regime and a new epoch of an assault on corruption, better predictability," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, February 14, 2018 12:07:00 AM CET

Mmusi Maimane said (about Jacob Zuma): "has no effect on Jacob Zuma's current status as President of the Republic, and can be simply ignored by Zuma," External link

theglobeandmailTuesday, February 13, 2018 3:34:00 PM CET

Richard Calland said: "When Mbeki was told to resign by the National Executive Committee, he immediately did resign; he followed the edict, if you will, of his party. Zuma is a different character, of course, and he is likely to respond differently and fight all the way down," External link

ruvr-svTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:49:00 PM CET

Ace Magashule told (about Jacob Zuma): “The NEC (National Executive Committee) decided... to recall its deployee Jacob Zuma,” External link

asianageTuesday, February 13, 2018 4:29:00 PM CET

Gwede Mantashe said (about Cyril Ramaphosa): "Allow (Ramaphosa) to lead, Leadership is a science, a profession and also an art. Allow Cyril Ramaphosa to execute and use his art and his personality to manage this," External link

yenisafak-enTuesday, February 13, 2018 7:07:00 AM CET

Mmusi Maimane said: "The fact is, Zuma remains President, and remains in power, and as long as this is the case, our country suffers," "The DA notes the decision by the ANC’s NEC to recall Zuma. This recall is an internal ANC resolution, and nothing more" External link

businessdayWednesday, February 14, 2018 9:21:00 AM CET

Susan Booysen told: “It will (not) be a pretty resignation — I think that he is an angry person… and he is very reluctant to go. His power could still hover in the background,” External link

channelnewsasiaWednesday, February 14, 2018 6:17:00 AM CET

Julius Malema said: “They are in a difficult situation,” External link

bostonglobeTuesday, February 13, 2018 12:29:00 AM CET

Pule Mabe said: “This decision is occasioned by the need to ensure that all necessary communication protocols, including direct communication to ANC structures on the NEC decision, are complied with,” External link

iolTuesday, February 13, 2018 11:40:00 AM CET

Gwede Mantashe said: “The worst thing that ANC can do is to vote with the opposition, the ANC must be able to do that motion about itself, for itself, but that decision will be taken when the caucus meets” External link

citizenTuesday, February 13, 2018 10:33:00 PM CET

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  • Long walk for South Africa to renew itself
  • South Africa’s President Zuma’s Party Formally Asks Him to Stand Down
  • Read more about ANC asks Zuma to resign
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  • South Africa's ruling party finally turns against Zuma
  • South African opposition parties call for early elections
  • ANC turns against Zuma

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