SOUTH AFRICAN President Jacob Zuma is adamant that the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has not given him reasons for its decision to recall him, and maintains he has done nothing wrong.
He was speaking an exclusive interview with the SABC, the first since the decision to recall him was confirmed.
The country has been on a knife’s edge as the matter of Zuma’s future has been negotiated over the last few weeks.
Meanwhile, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has agreed to reschedule Economic Freedom Fighters motion of no confidence in Zuma to Thursday.
In a statement released in Parliament says the Speaker’s decision follows consultation with the Chief Whip of the majority party, Jackson Mthembu, and the Leader of Government Business, Cyril Ramphosa.
But Mbete’s decision will be subject to the National Assembly’s Programme Committee agreeing that the motion should be debated on Thursday afternoon.
Mbete has, however, not acceded to the EFF’s request to conduct voting through a secret ballot, saying it will be an open vote.
This means MPs will vote from their allocated seats by pressing the ‘Yes’, ‘No’ or ‘Abstain’ buttons.