The African National Congress (ANC) which has ruled South Africa since the end of Apartheid rule is set to dump its leader and South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma.
Per sources, the ANC has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma will face questioning next week by the party’s integrity commission due to continuing claims of corruption and poor election results.
ANC’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe confirmed that President Zuma will face the Integrity Commission on December 3rd, 2016 to review the repeated allegations levied against him.
“He will be having a meeting with the IC,” Mantashe said.
Political commentators in South Africa say Zuma’s appearance before the ANC’s panel could potentially intensify the divides within the ruling party as it gears up for a national conference next year.
Zuma, 74, is expected to stand down as party leader, giving way to his deputy and billionaire businessman turned politician, Cyril Ramaphosa who is currently the number two in the South African government and the ruling ANC.
Anti-apartheid stalwart Andrew Mlangeni heads the ANC’s integrity commission.
Mlangeni and team are expected to question Zuma over a slew of corruption scandals and the party’s worst local election results in August 2016.
Reliable sources and key officials have hinted that several senior members of the ANC are calling on Zuma to resign after months of repeated scandals and the poor state of the South African economy.