South Africa: Police raid Gupta's Family Home

South Africa: Police raid Gupta's Family Home

Susan Booysen, a politics professor at Stellenbosch University, said she expected that Zuma would resign - albeit grudgingly.

After a 13-hour meeting of the ANC's leadership, the party's secretary-general on Tuesday said Zuma should resign promptly and that a response is expected from the president on Wednesday.

Zuma has previously said he would obey the instructions of the party but it is not clear whether he will be compliant or defiant.

He says he will make a statement later.

Zuma broke his silence Wednesday in a live interview with state broadcaster SABC as the nation awaited word on whether he would obey a ruling party order to leave office. He has emerged unscathed in a slew of no-confidence votes over the years despite the extraordinary number of corruption allegations against him, counting on the ANC's dominance in parliament to shield him. "Nobody is saying what I have done". "What is this hurry?" Opposition parties are calling for another vote of no confidence against Zuma next week.

He is expected to respond to the request on Wednesday, an official said.

However, resistance to Mbete's plan is not likely.

Besides the pressure from the ANC, Zuma is facing a no-confidence motion in parliament brought by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters.

The ruling party's national executive committee recalled its former leader on Tuesday after his refusal to voluntarily step down.

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The party - once led by Nelson Mandela - is desperately trying to resolve the leadership crisis and bounce back in popularity ready for the country's next election. 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.

The South African Police on Wednesday raided the Johannesburg home of a business family that is reportedly close to President Jacob Zuma, The Guardian reported.

In a tweet‚ the ANC said Mashatile was expected to communicate the decision of the ANC NEC‚ which sat on Monday and chose to recall Zuma.

"Nevertheless, after waiting for so long for such a major event, we still think that a formal resignation/removal will trigger some sharp gains, even if only temporarily", he said.

Zuma's ability to survive the scandals in the past earned him the nickname "Teflon President".

Zuma and the Guptas-a family of wealthy Indian-born businessmen-deny any wrongdoing.

South African police officers stand guard by a black Land Rover seen leaving the compound of the controversial Gupta business family while cars belonging to the Hawks, The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, are stationed outside, in Johannesburg, on February 14, 2018.

A judicial commission is about to start a probe of those allegations.

Zuma, 75, took office in 2009 and is in his second five-year term.

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