>> South Africa's scandal hit president could be forced out. Jacob Zuma facing a vote of no confidence from his own cabinet ministers. Reuters' T.J Strydom in Johannesburg says South Africa is closely watching the developing situation.>> Newspapers in South Africa have been going with this news ever since yesterday.
And a routine meeting has been extended to an extra day. Zuma is obviously a scandal-plagued president and he has been asked by one of his own cabinet members, a tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, to step down in the investigation about influence-peddling by a wealthy family.>> Local press speculation is rampant, but little is actually known as to what's going on behind closed doors.
Media reports suggest as many as three ministers could want Zuma out. And the ruling ANC's National Executive Committee does have the power to give him the boot. There's set to a debate over whether to hold a secret ballot. But even then, the politician may once again show off his Teflon tendencies.
one senior African National Congress official has told Reuters, Zuma still has the support to stay. But this might not be the last challenge to his rule. The scandal surrounding Zuma's wealthy South African family likely to resurface. Earlier this month the nation's anti-graft watchdog called for a judge to investigate claims of influence peddling.