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Magashule, Duarte deliver formal recall letter to Zuma

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president, looks at a document as he attends the annual budget speech at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan cut his spending ceiling and stuck to deficit targets, holding his ground in a feud with Zuma for control of the nations finances.
Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president, looks at a document as he attends the annual budget speech at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Source: Halden Krog/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

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African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule and Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte have arrived at President Jacob Zuma’s official residence in Pretoria to deliver him a formal letter of recall from the governing party.

This comes soon after the ANC postponed its media briefing on the matter from 12:00 until 14:00.

The party says the reason is to inform its structures of the NEC’s decision and to send the president a formal letter of recall.

The briefing follows the marathon meeting held by the party’s National Executive committee in Irene outside Pretoria last night, where the NEC decided to call for a motion of no confidence in Zuma if he persists in refusing to accept his recall.