The African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday confirmed media reports as true that its National Executive Committee (NEC) will on Wednesday make a decision on the fate of President Jacob Zuma, amid rising calls for him to step down.

The meeting will be held in Cape Town.
Deputy secretary-general of the ruling party, Jessie Duarte, who was introducing the new ANC spokesman, Pule Mabe, told reporters that a binding collective decision will be made by the NEC on the fate of Zuma.

It remains unclear as to who will deliver the state of the nation address on Thursday, with opposition parties insisting that Zuma should not be allowed to do so.

Should Zuma remain as president he faces a no-confidence vote, possible impeachment and a decision on reinstating hundreds of decade-old corruption and racketeering charges is pending.

– African News Agency (ANA)