South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

South Africa's ANC decides to remove Zuma as head of state

South Africa's ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early yesterday morning resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state after he refused to resign, local media reported.

The party's powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would "recall" Zuma from his job as national president.

Other media reported that the party will write to Zuma ordering him to stand down as president of Africa's most advanced economy, after he had asked for a few more months in office.