The Political Desk: 'ANC wants to prevent opposition's motion of no confidence'

As President Jacob Zuma prepares to respond to his recall by the African National Congress (ANC) over the next 48 hours, there are concerns over a motion of no confidence tabled by opposition parties.

On Tuesday, the ANC national executive committee (NEC) confirmed that it had recalled President Jacob Zuma.

READ: ANC confirms recall of Jacob Zuma

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela says the ANC wants to prevent a motion of no confidence in order to save Zuma from any humiliation.

Gwede Mantashe made it very clear yesterday when he as addressing journalists in the Eastern Cape, that President Jacob Zuma was given 48 hours, and said if he doesn't respond by today he will be subjected to vultures and that he will be humiliated in Parliament.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

That is why you see the ANC caucus having postponed the meeting that was meant to be this morning to 2 pm, later this afternoon. To allow space, to see what the President is doing, before they can decide whether to table that motion of no confidence or not.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

Manyathela says the President has already been humiliated.

Why is the ANC giving President Jacob Zuma time and space to think about the decision that the have taken? It is irreversible, it is an NEC decision. There is no need for further engagements. I think he has already dug in his heels, he has already been humiliated, I think he doesn't even care anymore. That is why he is daring the ANC to do what he wants to.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

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