February 14, 2018 / 8:05 PM / a year ago

South Africa's Zuma to address nation at 2000 GMT: presidency

FILE PHOTO: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma gestures to his supporters at the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma will address the nation at 2000 GMT from the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the presidency said on Wednesday.

The ruling African National Congress party has instructed Zuma to resign and has said its lawmakers will vote to sack him via a no-confidence vote in parliament scheduled for Thursday if he does not resign beforehand.

In a television interview earlier, Zuma derided the decision and said he had been “victimised” by the party.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by James Macharia

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