February 13, 2018 / 2:46 PM / in a month

South Africa's ANC says will 'deal with matter' if Zuma refuses to go

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Secretary-General of South Africa’s African National Congress, Ace Magashule, said on Tuesday the party would deal with the issue should President Jacob Zuma refuse to step down as head of state as ordered by his party.

FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma sings next to newly elected president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

“We will deal with that matter,” Magashule said when asked by reporters what the party would do if Zuma refused to heed the edict from his party. He did not elaborate.

Reporting by James Macharia and Alexander Winning; Editing by Ed Cropley

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