'We're not insulting the president. This is a view that can be disagreed with'

The Gauteng ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has resolved that President Jacob Zuma should step down. The decision was taken at a PEC meeting on Monday. This will be the first ANC province to call for the president to go.

Xolani spoke to Hope Papo, ANC Gauteng secretary, seeking clarity from the statement released by the committee.

Listen to the conversation between Xolani and the secretary below...

Scroll down for some of the quotes from the interview...

After a detailed report was presented, that report which was presented at the extended national working committee, members of the Provincial Executive Committee reflected on a whole range of issues, looking at very serious concerns, both inside our own province, inside the organisation and outside the ANC. And felt that it's important that we implement the decision of the extended national working committee that we consult all constitutional structures, alliances in the province and various sectoral formations, for them to reflect on the decision which was made by the extended national committee.

Hope Papo, ANC Gauteng secretary

We have accepted the apology. But there were number of proposals, one of them for example, was that when there are difficulties which face an organisation, the head normally takes responsibility, even at times when you may feel like this is not correct.

Hope Papo, ANC Gauteng secretary

ANC doesn't expect everybody to agree but finally and hopefully in May when the national executive committee meet, Gauteng will be part of that, and we will be bound by the decision of the National Executive Committee on the matter.

Hope Papo, ANC Gauteng secretary

We're not insulting the president. It's a view, and that view can be disagreed with.

Hope Papo, ANC Gauteng secretary
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