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ANC leaders expected to ask President Jacob Zuma to resign

PICTURED: Jacob Zuma (Photo credit: AFP/Getty)

LEADERS OF South Africa's governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma, BBC Africa.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, according to BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday (Feb 11) that the issue was causing "disunity and discord".

Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges after nine years in power.

"We know you want closure," Mr Ramaphosa told a crowd, which had gathered to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela.

"As you have all heard, the National Executive Committee of the ANC will be meeting tomorrow... and because our people want this matter to be finalised, the NEC will be doing precisely that," Mr Ramaphosa told the rally in Cape Town on Sunday.

He acknowledged the ANC was suffering "a period of difficulty, disunity and discord", and said he wanted to replace it with "a new beginning".

He pledged to tackle the corruption that has took place during Zuma's time in office.

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