South Africa’s ruling ANC met on Monday to “finalise” the departure of the country’s embattled President Jacob Zuma after party chief Cyril Ramaphosa promised to bring “closure” to deadlocked talks.
Ramaphosa said at a party rally in Cape Town on Sunday he wanted to replace “a period of difficulty, disunity and discord” with “a new beginning” for the party.
Zuma has clung to power after rejecting a request by his party’s senior officials to resign a week ago.
The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) were called to a hotel outside Pretoria for a meeting.
Zuma’s presidency has been marred by corruption scandals, slow economic growth and record unemployment that have fuelled public anger.