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South Africa's ANC says Zuma not standing down
November 29, 2016 / 1:15 PM / in a year

South Africa's ANC says Zuma not standing down

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday its National Executive Committee had debated a call over the weekend for President Jacob Zuma to step down but that the decision-making group had not supported the motion.

South African President Jacob Zuma speaks at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

“The NEC did not support the call for the President to step down,” ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe told a news conference. “This issue was debated openly, robustly and, as we said, sometimes it was very difficult for members themselves.”

Reporting by TJ Strydom; Writing by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia

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