>> South Africa's ruling party moved to end the long struggle for Jacob Zuma to stay in power amid corruption allegations. A senior source in the country's African National Congress Party told Reuters the ANC decided to remove president Jacob Zuma as head of state, Tuesday after a 13 hour meeting of the party's top leadership.
It's executive committee has the authority to order Zuma to step down. However, local media are speculating he may refuse to. The source also said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa went to speak with Zuma. The state broadcaster reported Ramaphosa's motorcade left the marathon meaning At the time the ANC leadership had given Zuma 48 hours to resign, now things seem more urgent.
They also said he was heading to Zuma's office in Pretoria to deliver the message in person. If Zuma is removed, Ramaphosa will potentially take over as head of state in a matter of days.>> We will continue with this legacy of fighting corruption.>> If Zuma refuses, he could still be remove through a motion of no confidence and parliament.
Since becoming president in 2009, Zuma has been dogged by scandal. Ramaphosa has promised the folk is on rooting on corruption and revitalizing economic growth