The Gauteng ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has issued a statement after a special meeting held on Monday, saying that they have resolved President Jacob Zuma should step down, .
In the statement, they call on Zuma to reflect deeply, and do the right thing to resolve the unprecedented crisis that the ANC currently faces. The statement also says that the ANC has never taken the support of its people for granted and was founded to defend and advance the rights of its people.
Gauteng is the first ANC province to call for the president to resign. Xolani spoke to Ralph Mathekga, political analyst, about the significance of this call.
Listen to the conversation below...
Gauteng ANC has been very consistent when to comes to its evaluation of Jacob Zuma's leadership. This dates back to the defeat that they suffered when President Jacob Zuma was elected for the second term.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
The political cost of President Jacob Zuma's leadership is going to be much more felt in Gauteng than any other places. In the forthcoming local government elections, I think Gauteng might feel more pain than any other province.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst