Reports from South Africa say the ruling ANC and opposition parties are expected to unite in parliament on Thursday, February 15, to pass a vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa’s main opposition leader, Mmusi Maimane, has also called for a mass protest tomorrow, to demand the President’s removal from power.
He tweeted: “Fellow South Africans, let us gather outside parliament tomorrow at 12:30. Bring everyone. Let’s remove Jacob Zuma. Gather in your numbers, business, civil society and religious bodies. It’s time for our nation to move on from #Zuma”
This comes after Zuma refused to heed his party’s advice to resign in the midst of massive allegations of corruption and abuse of office.
In a televised interview on SABC this afternoon, Zuma said the ANC leadership had plunged the party into a crisis that it will come to regret.
“You don’t force people [to resign]… You don’t apply your authority in a manner that could cause a problem”, he said, warning that the ANC could split and there could be unrest.
He said he was elected by parliament, and will leave parliament to decide his fate.